Profiles

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

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This Pale African Beauty Is Challenging The Stigma Of Albinism

In Nairobi, where albinos are persecuted and even killed for witchcraft, a 19-year-old model with albinism competes to be Kenya Miss Universe.

The Frog Whisperer

How one man's fight against cystic fibrosis is waged in a backyard full of frogs.

The Kid Who Couldn't Eat

A year without eating only made John Capecelatro a better chef... and a better friend.

"There Is More In You"

Even lupus couldn't stop Danae Lee from pursuing a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure.

Meet Steve Gleason, The Former NFL Superstar Tackling Lou Gehrig's

A decade after his punt block symbolized a city’s recovery, a retired football pro with ALS is immortalizing himself in film, to be remembered by his child.

The Human Faces Of Mothers Coping With Addiction

In Branislav Jankik's photos, addiction is a disease that needs to be treated with love.

No Shame In Her Scars

After three bouts of cancer, Koco Powell lives her life as an "open book" to help raise awareness in others.

Holding Her Heart In Her Hands

Jen Hyde finds creative inspiration in the people and stories hidden behind the technology that keeps her heart condition in check.

Because Surviving Breast Cancer Makes You More Beautiful

After her own bilateral mastectomy, Dana Donofree began designing clothing for breast cancer survivors.