The 26-year-old model was only 10 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Ehlers-Danlos is a connective tissue disorder which affects the body’s ability to produce collagen. Geurts has a rare form called Dermatosparaxis which causes her skin to wrinkle prematurely.
“Each imperfection you have is individual to you, and it tells a story about you and who you are, and the struggle and the journey that you have been on,” Geurts said in a video produced by the Barcroft TV.
“I would say to anyone living with Ehlers-Danlos out there who was struggling that the support groups out there are amazing,” Geurts said “You are beautiful and you can achieve whatever you want and whatever your dream is no matter what.”
Absolutely stunning, Sara.