Brittany Shoot

The Neurologist Poet Who Helps Heal Combat Vets

"Physical and emotional pain defy language, defeat it," says Dawn McGuire. Her work helps vets suffering from brain injury and PTSD fight back.

Slice Of The Pie

This deaf-owned San Francisco pizzeria has an inventive business model, and an even more inventive menu.

The Late President of Protest

Folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs gave voice to the righteously rebellious 1960s, while trying to keep his depression in check.

The Left Foot Of The Fastest Woman Alive

Although her leg was deformed by polio as a child, Wilma Rudolph didn't let her illness stop her from reaching Olympic gold.

Pinball Wizard

After losing his arm to a post-cancer infection, Todd Brammer had to rethink how he plays pinball.

Virginia Woolf’s Powerful Essay On Illness

In "On Being Ill", the feminist author asked an important question: why isn't illness one of the great themes of literature, alongside love and battle?

The Duchess Of Depression: “Lithium Saved My Life.”

Always a great actress, Academy Award winner Patty Duke credited proper medication as what gave her the right tools to be a good mom.

The Brain Injury That Helped End Slavery

A vicious blow to the head may have been the catalyst that turned Harriet Tubman into an Abolitionist hero.

Spreading Awareness With Laughter

Comedienne Nina G. and her troupe, the Comedians With Disabilities Act, prove that having a condition doesn't mean you can't laugh about it.