Okemos-Haslett Rotary

Written by Katie Jaskolski on . Posted in News

Thank you to the Okemos-Haslett Rotary for having Katie as a guest speaker on May 19, 2015! It was an honor to be able to educate their members on and build awareness about invisible illnesses and the Life as a Zebra Foundation!


Dysautonomia literally means dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is the master regulator of organ function throughout the body. It is involved in the control of heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, respiration, digestion and other vital functions.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Individuals with EDS have a defect in their connective tissue, the tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles and ligaments. The fragile skin and unstable joints found in EDS are the result of faulty collagen.


Vasculitis is a family of rare and chronic autoimmune diseases, all characterized by the inflammation of blood vessels. There are more than 15 different vasculitis diseases, all of which can affect people of various ages, races, and genders.