Kristi Posival was diagnosed with VEDS in 1979 at the age of 5 after her father passed suddenly. Due to the restrictive nature of her diagnosis, Posival filled her life with art. Kristi graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Art in 1996. Posival has been a working artist for decades in Chicago and now Baltimore. She also is an active member of the VEDS community and likes to mentor those dealing with VEDS issues.