Upcoming Life as a Zebra Events

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May, 2014: Zebra friend Kelley Lubovich VanHorn is hosting a month-long Thirty-One party for Life as a Zebra Foundation in honor of Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month! Proceeds from each sale will go to Life as a Zebra Foundation to help fund Ehlers-Danlos research and awareness! For more information or to place an online order, visit: https://www.mythirtyone.com/forms/frm_event_my_events.aspx and click on “My Parties”.

June 4, 2014: Invisible Illness Awareness “Zebra Day” at Wexford Montessori Academy in Lansing, MI.

June 21, 2014: Life as a Zebra team of 40 walkers/runners at the Get Healthy Now 5k in Lansing, MI.

August 23, 2014: GymPalooza 2014 at Gedderts’ Twistars Gymnastics Club in Dimondale, MI. This is a FREE community event that will bring kids and families together for a day filled with fun, festivities and entertainment! The event will feature a music DJ just for kids, super fun games and contests, bounce houses, prize give-aways, obstacle courses, supervised gymnastics play, a climbing wall, circus style performances, costumed superheroes and princesses, face painting, a hula-hoop show, and much, much more! Life asa Zebra is proud to partner with Twistars for this exciting event. For tickets and info, visit https://www.facebook.com/gympalooza?sk=app_427089034046612

April 11, 2015: 4th Annual Invisible Illness Gala & Concert at Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI. Save the date! More details to follow.


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.