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February 28, 2019

In Good Hands

For much of her childhood, LaKeena endured back pain, bone pain, and severe headaches. Her symptoms puzzled doctors for years, before she was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes serious problems with eyes, bones, joints, and the heart and blood vessels. Sadly, there is no cure yet.

As someone with Marfan syndrome, LaKeena lived with chronic pain, but in her 30s, she also began to feel extremely weak due to a leaky valve in her heart...

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    by Elizabeth Meeth | Jan 28, 2019
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