Profiles

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

Princess Leia's Patronus

Therapy animals like Carrie Fisher's bulldog, Gary, are more than just pets. They're soothers of the soul.

Beating Anxiety With Drumsticks

For Patti Niemi, becoming a professional symphony percussionist meant first coming to terms with her anxiety.
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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.