Hill, a junior at Penn Manor High School, was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in April 2012.
In her own words, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is, “a genetic disorder, where there is a default in the collagen — the glue to your body — and everything’s loose; your joints and skin can be hypermobile.” Hill has Type III Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which means her joints stretch further than normal, and can dislocate quite often. Because of this condition, she is in pain all the time, she says, but her bubbly personality would tell you otherwise.
In 2011, Hill’s shoulders started dislocating while she was playing basketball. After being referred to five different hospitals and having three surgeries in an attempt to help her shoulders stop dislocating, Hill was diagnosed with EDS.
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