Profiles

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

Mastering Mountains With MS

Nick Allen hasn't let multiple sclerosis get in the way of his love of mountain climbing.

The Art Of Coping With Brain Injury

Dutch artist Tom Heerschop aspired to be the greatest artist since Leonardo Da Vinci. Then he developed a brain tumor the size of a sweet potato.

Riding, Running, and Swimming To Beat A Fatal Genetic Disease

Justin and Lexi Clark aren't just in a race against giant axonal neuropathy, the disease that could kill them. They're in a triathlon.

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.