The Andrea Foundation For EDS is a 501(c)3 public charity tax exempt non-profit organization that was created with the aim to raise awareness on people affected by EDS. This hereditary disease affects the quality of many people's life, often causing problems such as severe chronic pain. With EDS, patients "looks" relatively normal, even when there are painful symptoms attacking their quality of life. For this reason, they are often neglected by the healthcare system, and don't receive the support and attention they need, let alone a proper disability status. We are determined to help physicians and healthcare professionals understand the needs and issues of people living with EDS!