Q&As

Intimate interviews with remarkable people living their lives while managing a condition.

This Doctor's Mysterious Brain Infection Taught Him Empathy Through Depression

Patrick Mbaya was always a good doctor, but it wasn't until he became ill himself and powered through the subsequent depression that he became a great one.

The Awesome Truth About Donating A Kidney

After donating a kidney to her husband, Jen Reeder founded Rock 1 Kidney to assuage common fears about organ donation. (Like: yes, you can still drink.)

Sympathy Cards Without The Saccharine

Sick of trite, cringe-worthy sympathy cards, cancer survivor Emily McDowell set out to show the likes of Hallmark how it should be done.

Putting A Funny Face On Crohn's Disease

Samantha Irby has made a career out of being witty about the unmentionable: what happens when you have problems on the toilet.

The Girl Who Remembers Everything

Born with highly superior autobiographical memory, Rebecca Sharrock can remember every meal she's ever eaten, every book she's ever read, and every word ever said to her... almost back to birth.
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How To Design A Room To Heal In

Lynn Goode began thinking differently about interior design after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

What It's Like Going Deaf In Your Thirties

Morgan Martins was thirty-five before being diagnosed with Meniere's Disease. Getting through the transition took as much love as it did strength.

Breaking The Family Curse

Born with a rare and fatal prion disease that also took her father, Amanda Baxley Kalinsky is determined to fight back against Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease.

The Music Healer

After discovering she had the same rare liver cancer that killed Steve Jobs, composer Giovanna Imbesi decided she wanted her music to help heal people.