The Strong Athletic Zebra shirts were created for people living with Chronic Illness and also Ehlers Danlos syndrome. The third word on this shirt- zebra, is in reference to a name that is used to refer to people with EDS- "medical zebras". People with EDS get this name because of the bruising that is associated with Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
Many people who are chronically ill are athletes who are active and participate in sports. Chronic illnesses such as EDS are often called “invisible illness” because people can’t see their impact- although they are there. Strong Athletic supports chronically ill athletes and athletes with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
There is a group called Ehlers Danlos Athletes, members from this group approached Strong Athletic and asked us to do a small run of these shirts.