This week we will discuss Dysautonomia once again.
Our guest this week is Ella Eastin, a first-year medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford and was a member and captain of the Varsity Swim team, where she earned 12 National Championship titles and set 4 American Records. Following her graduation in 2019 with a B.S. in Human Biology, she competed professionally as a member of Team USA. However, her Olympic aspirations were cut short due to a COVID-19 infection which led to her developing Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Dysautonomia, resulting in her retirement from competitive swimming. To raise awareness for individuals affected by chronic illness and disability, she founded Dysunderstood, a community platform for patients to share their experiences. As a future healthcare provider, her goal is to bring attention to these debilitating conditions and provide unwavering care for patients facing lifelong health challenges.