Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Harvey connection

I adopted my dog Harvey about four years ago. His name was a big part of why I chose him. The Harvey girls(google it) are a big part of Kansas City history and I took it as a sign that Harvey should live with me.And... growing up in the 70's there were two very important Harvey's in my life. Radio personality Paul Harvey delighted me daily with his "rest of the story" dad Ted and I would listen to Mr. Harvey every day on the radio while sitting in his bright yellow, convertible, Karmenn Ghia. Then... there was Harvey Korman. He and the cast of the Carol Burnett show brought me hours and hours of -on my elbows- entertainment. With the passing of Paul Harvey and Harvey Korman my dog officially became Paul Harvey Korman.

Shortly after my EDS diagnosis, Harvey Korman showed up on a google search for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Imagine my surprise when I found out that his son had EDS.
And the kicker.....I will be seeing Dr. Claire Francomano, the leading genetic counselor in EDS. Guess where her office is. The Harvey Institute!!