Josh Andrew

Community Roundup: New Accomplishments, Post-Diagnosis

Getting married. Writing a book. Visiting Norway. These are just some of the things our readers have done after being diagnosed.

Community Roundup: What’s Your Favorite Thing About The Disability Community?

There’s this concept of ‘chosen family’ that refers to people you surround yourself with who support you. It’s a big concept in the LGBTQ community, where many people feel isolated from their biological families, but chosen family is equally important to the disabled and chronic illness communities for the same reason. This week, we asked […]

The Cyborg With Lou Gehrig’s

At 36, Eric Valor was diagnosed with ALS. Now, he's using technology to carry him where his body cannot.

The Paralyzed Teacher With The Sweet Pair Of Kicks

YouTube phenom, high school teacher, and quadriplegic Dustin Anderson explains why being vulnerable is the first step towards being understood.

For The Chronically Ill, A Ringing Canyon Of Light

Something powerful happens when, from out of the abyss of the Internet, a voice like your own echoes back to you: “You are not alone.”

I’m Still Here: What It’s Like To Live With Dementia

In a brave and important interview, Kim Ovard opens up about her own diagnosis, and challenges assumptions about what people with dementia are capable of.

How To Help A Loved One With Dementia

Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer's Speaks, explains why we shouldn't try to capture the people we love in a freeze-frame, even at the end of their lives.

Painting In Pain

Haiti-born artist Hertz Nazaire explains why he rejected commercial success in order to bring visibility to those, like him, suffering from Sickle-cell disorder.