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Hwyl
04-29-2013, 04:14 PM
This ad has been coming up in my Facebook feed.

Seems an odd way to raise awareness of Marfan syndrome. It's also an odd coincidence that it should have hit this group of Morgan owners
Having said that it's raised my awareness from zero knowledge to looking it up on Wikipedia.

http://www.drivenatheart.co.uk/

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/img/news/marfan/gallery/marfanwrap15.jpg

purri
04-30-2013, 12:14 AM
Abe Lincoln was apparently a recipient (and I may be). Swings and roundabouts y'know.

The Bigfella
04-30-2013, 12:14 AM
Marfan's is a condition with a wide range of how it impacts. I was discussing it, about 25 years ago with a father-daughter doctor team at a dinner party. The father had a blank look, but the daughter was right up on it. Connective tissue disease IIRC, sometimes picked through patches of grey hair.

I'll go and look it up now

purri
04-30-2013, 12:45 AM
IIRC the key indicators are lengthened limbs, extreme joint flexibility and heart "issues". Often misdiagnosed as acromegaly etc.