Profiles

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

The Shattered Violinist Pieces Herself Back Together

From homeless scavenger to author and schizophrenia advocate: the descent and recovery of Bethany Yeiser.

The 15 Year Long Headache

Joshua May has woken up with a headache every single day for the last 15 years, but he's still not going to let life pass him by.

Roughing It Around The World, On Wheels

For nine months, Eamon Wood backpacked alone across Europe and the United States, proving the hostel life isn't just for those with the use of two feet.

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.

Cartoonist in Hell

Drawing comics for a living isn't all fun and games, says Evan Dorkin. Especially when you're living with chronic pain.

The Beatles Of Braille

In the heart of Mexico city, a band of blind musicians has rocked crowds for over 30 years.

Breathing Free In The Most Asthmatic City On Earth

With some of the most polluted air on the planet, living with asthma in Mexico City requires equal parts diligence, determination, and technology.

What Cats Can Teach Us About Living Life When You're Sick

Cat behaviorist Aimee Malpass, who has Crohn's Disease, says that cats are the kings and queens of mindful living. They should inspire us all.

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.