The Good Fight

These people and groups are punching above their weight to help change the dialog around health and illness around the world.

The Crusader Mom Who Fights So Brains Don't Bleed

After her daughter's brain started bleeding at four months old, Connie Lee started the Angioma Alliance to help bring an end to cavernous angioma.

From AIDS to Zika, New Books Teach Kids About Conditions

Whether Crohn's disease, lactose intolerance, or childhood depression, a growing number of children books feature diseases and ailments as their subjects.

The World's Only Classical Music Ensemble For The Mentally Ill

After his own career almost unraveled, Ronald Braunstein founded the Me2/Orchestra to help fight the stigma against mental illness in the classical music community.

Black Disabled Girl Magic

Like everything else, disability is all too often viewed through a white cultural lens. That's something Vilissa Thompson is tirelessly trying to change.

The Healing Power Of Music Medicine

When being sick in the hospital is getting kids down, this charity saves the day by kicking up the jams.

Being Miss Amazing

This pageant teaches young women with disabilities about performance, ambassadorship, and sisterhood. Not to mention looking great in a gown.

Fighting Cancer In A Country Without A Word For It

Philippa Kibugu-Decuir aims to prevent breast cancer deaths in East Africa using a survivor’s most powerful weapon: knowledge.

The Mom With A Mission To Help Families With Down Syndrome

Roughly one in every 700 babies born in the United States has Down Syndrome. This mom is determined to help those children reach their full potential.

The Criminologist Who Came Out Of The Closet As Mentally Ill

When Risdon Slate stopped taking his lithium, he ended up in jail. Now, he helps train cops to know the difference between a criminal and a person in crisis.