Katelyn graduates from high school this year (2011) and like many high school seniors she has a dream of going to college. Katelyn wants to become a surgical Registered Nurse; she has the grades, she has been accepted in a university nursing program, she is ready to go. However, she needs help purchasing a computer for her nursing studies. This is because in addition to the normal complications of a teenager starting college, Katelyn has to manage a physical disability too.
Katelyn deals with joint dislocation daily due to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS is a disease that affects connective tissue leading to easily dislocated joints and may also lead to complications with eyes, internal organs and healing. She has to regularly visit the Doctor to receive medication, examination and joint adjustment. This makes attending college more complicated and difficult than normal.
After being made aware of her need Dreams Accomplished stepped-up and purchased a laptop and Microsoft Office software for Katelyn. We hope this helps her reach her dream of becoming a surgical Registered Nurse.