Janettie Wucherpfennig

Janettie's Everest Base Camp Hike

Fundraising for Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
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Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

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We educate, inform and raise awareness to support those living with Ehlers-Danlos


* Read my story: https://janettiew.wixsite.com/fearorfaith

* Facebook page: Zebra at Altitude

I will hike towards my goal, Everest Base Camp in October 2019. ​It has been my childhood dream to see Everest. I have been diagnosed with hEDS (Hypermobility Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) and POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome).This is an enormous challenge for me as my joints and muscles don’t always play along. I suffered 2 VADs (Vertebral Artery Dissections) in the last 3 years and multiple injuries. This challenge will not only be difficult and an enormous physical challenge, but mentally as well.

I want to use the opportunity to raise awareness and support for Ehlers Danlos Support UK. Nobody should be left to fight on their own. Every person with EDS and the people affected by it, should have access to the appropriate medical services, care and support. Ehlers Danlos Support UK is an amazing charity who support those affected and suffers difficulty on a daily basis. 

100% of all donations will go to Ehlers-Danlos Support UK.

Everest Base Camp: 12 Days, 130km (80 miles) hike, highest altitude Kala Patthar at 5643m (18 513ft).

For more about my story, challenge and updates please visit my Blog: https://janettiew.wixsite.com/fearorfaith

About the charity

Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

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Ehlers-Danlos Support UK improves quality of life for people living with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS). We work across the UK to support, advise and inform those living with the condition and the medical professionals working with them.

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