“Kierslyn endures so much on a daily basis”
Kierslyn was diagnosed with and extremely rare, life-threatening condition when she was 7 months old. She suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), an inherited connective tissue disorder caused by a defect in the structure, production, or processing of collagen in the body. The abnormal collagen in her body causes her skin, joints, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and visceral organs to become more elastic. Kierslyn needed a year of physical therapy to learn how to walk, and at age 9, began experiencing severe hip pain and joint dislocation.
This extremely painful condition cannot be fixed by surgery; Kierslyn wears a special body suit to hold her joints together and in place. She receives routine injections in her back to help with pain relief and is followed very closely by her pain management doctors. Kierslyn struggles daily with excruciating pain that causes her to miss school, prevents her from participating in sports and activities, and requires her to rely on a walking device or wheelchair for mobility.
“Kierslyn endures so much on a daily basis,” states mom Kelly. “But throughout the journey, she remains positive. She always puts others’ feelings, needs and wants before her own.”
For Kierslyn’s wish, Kids Wish Network put her first and sent her on an all-inclusive Hollywood experience where she was the star. The family stayed at luxury accommodations, walked among the Hollywood stars, visited the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and got some camera time on “Beverly Hills Pawn.”
Kierslyn was immersed in the show’s production, getting her hair and makeup done and some on-camera time with the stars.
“What struck me most about Kierslyn was her positive attitude and creative ability,” says Dominquie, one of the stars of “Beverly Hills Pawn.” “I am impressed how she turns what many of us perceive as limitations into opportunity. That is the equation for success in all areas.”
Yossi Dina, the store’s owner and another star of the showed added, “Kierslyn is a lovely young lady and an inspiration to all. She made me feel great about the work I am doing and makes it all worthwhile. My door is always open to her.”
Guardian Angel Sponsors:
• “Beverly Hills Pawn” and its cast
• Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
• Madame Tussauds
• El Capiton Theater
• Villa Blanca
• Fresh Brothers Pizza
• In & Out Burger
• Mulberry Street Pizza
• National Car Rental
Illness: Ehlers-Danols syndrome and POTS
Wish: Beverly Hills Pawn
Wish Category: Celebrity