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Why is the Mascot a Zebra?

According to the international Ehlers-Danlos Society, the reference to zebras is borrowed from a common expression heard in medicine: "When you hear hoofbeats behind you, don't expect to see a zebra." In other words, medical professionals are typically taught to look out for more-common ailments rather than testing for rare diagnoses. Due to this approach, people with EDS and related disorders can sometimes be left in the lurch, hunting for explanations about their health that few doctors can readily provide. The EDS community adopted the zebra as its mascot because "sometimes when you hear hoofbeats, it really is a zebra." In this spirit, The Ehlers-Danlos Society includes patients, caregivers, health care professionals and supporters working "towards a time when a medical professional immediately recognizes someone with an Ehlers-Danlos syndrome." The above excerpt from LIVESCIENCE.

info@runlikeazebra.com

749 Central Ave, Florence, WI 54121

715-301-0905

2022 Run Like a Zebra

Website by North Country Website Design

Why is the Mascot a Zebra?

According to the international Ehlers-Danlos Society, the reference to zebras is borrowed from a common expression heard in medicine: "When you hear hoofbeats behind you, don't expect to see a zebra." In other words, medical professionals are typically taught to look out for more-common ailments rather than testing for rare diagnoses. Due to this approach, people with EDS and related disorders can sometimes be left in the lurch, hunting for explanations about their health that few doctors can readily provide. The EDS community adopted the zebra as its mascot because "sometimes when you hear hoofbeats, it really is a zebra." In this spirit, The Ehlers-Danlos Society includes patients, caregivers, health care professionals and supporters working "towards a time when a medical professional immediately recognizes someone with an Ehlers-Danlos syndrome." The above excerpt from LIVESCIENCE.

Florence, WI | May 20, 2023