NIA: Life As a Zebra Foundation

Apr 8, 2015

Katie Dama Jaskolski experience with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and postural tachycardia syndrome inspired her to found the non-profit Life as a Zebra Foundation to raise awareness and funding for rare diseases.
Credit April Van Buren / WKAR-MSU

Wednesday on CS means it’s time for Neighbors in Action, when we feature people and organizations working to make Greater Lansing a better place. Today, we hear about a non-profit in the Lansing area that raises money for research into rare diseases. 

To learn more about the Life As a Zebra Foundation, we spoke with co-founder Katie Dama Jaskolski, whose own experience inspired her to help other people struggling with rare illnesses. Current State talked to Katie and first asked her how she came up with the organization’s rather unique name.

Current State is looking for more nominations for our “Neighbors In Action” feature.  Please help us out and e-mail us your suggestions to  Put ‘Neighbors in Action’ in the subject line.  Or tweet us: AT KARCurrentState.   And tell us a little about why you think they should be featured for the great work they do.