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6 Gift Ideas for a Person With Marfan Syndrome

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With the holidays just around the corner, and the stresses of finding that perfect gift to give, I decided to do a post for a special group people.

When you have a rare disorder like Marfan syndrome your days can be complicated, and painful. Life can be made slightly uncomplicated with certain products that many Marfan patients would find useful.

I asked the Marfan support page group on Facebook what some fabulous gift ideas they would like to receive. Here are six items that would make great presents for those who have Marfan syndrome:

A gift card to retail stores that have “long” or “tall” clothing.

I only buy jeans from certain stores. I know that their “Long” fit will actually be long enough for these long legs of mine. Find out what store your loved one likes to shop, and get them a gift card.

A kitchen stool with a back

Marfan syndrome can cause us a lot of pain in our joints. Being able to pull up a tall stool with back support to a kitchen counter would make making dinner a little less of a hassle.

Specially-made scissors

Armada Snippy Easy Spring Scissors are made for comfort and easy to grip.

Compression socks

Patients with Marfan syndrome can experience postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

Medical ID bracelets

It is always a good idea to have something on you that states your disorder or even certain medications. If you are planning on buying this potentially life saving piece of jewelry, look for something to match the person’s personality, too. It’s not a must to have a cute medical ID bracelet, but it can be a very pleasant surprise.

An essential oil diffuser

If I haven’t said it already, then I will say it now, Marfan syndrome can be extremely stressful. Chronic pain, doctor appointments, dealing with insurance, and the list goes on. This would be a great gift to give some relaxation.

Therapeutic pillows

A pillow that can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer can be a great tool for achy joints.

These are just a few general items that would be of  great help, but the best thing you could do is to ask the person with this disorder what they would enjoy or need.

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Originally published: December 9, 2016
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