UI Children’s Hospital Kid Captain 2013: Krystal Robertson

Krystal, from Davenport, Iowa, was born with neonatal Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue is found everywhere in the body and acts a “glue” that helps support organs, blood vessels, bones, joints, and muscles. For those with Marfan syndrome, this “glue” is weaker than normal and it can lead to serious complications including heart problems.

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