Profiles

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

The Girl With The Beautiful Photographs

“I've learned that if you really want to find peace in life, you have to learn how to embrace [your obstacle] as a stepping stone,” says 14-year-old photographer Emma Ketterer.

A Deadly Dream Job

Whether hunting gators or surviving cancer, Ronald Guy is used to looking death down the throat.

Saxophone Colossus

Kidney failure, dialysis, and an autoimmune disorder didn't stop Dayna Stephens from becoming a jazz hero.

13 Days, 7 Wonders, And One Case Of Skin Cancer

When you survive three near-death experiences, the universe might be trying to tell you something: go out and see the world.

Queen Of The Real-Life Furiosas

Angel Giuffria was the world's first bionic baby. Now she wants to be Hollywood's first bionic leading lady.

The Celiac Chef With Grease In Her Bones

Sick of pitiful gluten-free meals, Oakland chef Lizzy Boelter set out to prove that having celiac disease doesn't need to end anyone's love affair with delicious fried foods.

The Best Worst Gamer

Steve Saylor may be blind, but his YouTube videos appeal to anyone who has ever loved doing something they weren't very good at.

Finding Healing In Snail Mucus And K-Pop

This health advocate from Staten Island turned her battle with lupus on its head after falling in love with Korean pop culture.

Footloose And Sugar-Free

With a hip-shake and some hustle, cabaret performer Amanda Lynne powers through Type 1 diabetes to keep dance center stage.