Zoe Mendelson

Fighting Type 1 With Curiosity and a Pug

Amanda Oberski's insatiable curiosity about the limits of diabetes is what propelled her on a 4,200 mile bike ride across the U.S.

The Overachieving Teenage Pancreas

18-year-old Abby Pepper might be an overachiever, but thanks to Type 1 diabetes, she knows better than most how important it can be to ask for help.

From Coast to Coast, Living Beyond Type 1

Type 1 diabetes almost killed Sid Sharma, but two years later, he's tamed it and riding it all the way from New York to San Francisco.

Half a Beard, a Fake Moustache, and 4,200 Miles Biking with Type 1

Jesse Lavine always wanted to forget his diabetes. Now, for a good cause, he does everything possible to draw attention to it.

The First Boy On The Sun

Born with a rare orphan disease--Fanconi Anemia--that mostly targets Ashkenazi Jews, Jacob Grossman is a ray of light to a family and community who couldn't do without him.

Conducting In Colombia With Tourette’s

Conductor Eric Gault's music career almost passed him by because of his condition, until he embraced a new attitude.

Sex In The City (When You’re Disabled)

Fashion model, beauty queen, and psychoanalyst Danielle Sheypuk is the Carrie Bradshaw of dating with disability

Building His Plane In Flight

After a spinal stroke partially paralyzed him, Chicago actor Michael Patrick Thornton doubled down on giving back.

The Health Coach Who Refused To Be Wounded

After years of suffering from Hashimoto's Disease, Celiac, and depression, Allie Stark wondered what would happen if she stopped identifying as a sick person. It changed her life.

Hearing The Call Of The Tuba Thieves

The binaural hearing loss of visual artist Alison O'Daniel informs every aspect of her serene and sometimes surreal art.