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What Real Friendship Looks Like When You’re Chronically Ill

The best friends you can have when you're dealing with a health condition are the ones who can support you where you are.

The Disabled People Turning to Witchcraft and Magick

Worldwide, an increasing number of disabled people are embracing Wicca and spellcraft as a way to make sense of their place in the world.

How Chronically Ill Communities Can Fight Online Hate

Online abuse among people with health conditions is on the rise. Luckily, so are support networks.

When Mom Started Vaping, Her Chronic Pain Disappeared

My mother had given up on ever finding relief for her chronic fibromyalgia. Then her doctor prescribed medical marijuana, and everything changed.

5 Cutting-Edge Tech Products That Could Change The Lives Of The Disabled In 2019

From robot gloves that help people with cerebral palsy, to glasses that let disabled people see what's happening hundreds of miles away, these CES tech breakthroughs could change the lives of disabled people everywhere.

6 Songs About Chronic Illness From Pop Stars With Health Conditions

Illness is the great leveler. Just ask Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Avril Lavigne, and TRACE, all of whom have written songs about the experience of being chronically ill.

8 Inspiring #ChronicallyIll Women To Follow On Instagram

By documenting their lives with a health condition, these incredible women are not only fighting stigma and raising awareness, they're helping build communities.

My Son Gave Me A Kidney. He Has Been Chronically Ill Ever Since.

I'll probably never know if he got sick because he donated an organ to me, but after years of soul-searching, I'm determined not to let his kidney go to waste.

How Chronic Illness Caused Me To ‘Accidentally’ Get A Tattoo

Fibromyalgia isn't funny, but the reason it inspired me to get my first and only tattoo is.

Making Invisible Illness Visible Through Art

Zara Carpenter's SICK! project aims to unite people with unseen conditions, so they never have to feel isolated and alone.

How A 2-Year-Old Taught Me The Greatest Lesson About Chronic Illness

Being chronically ill doesn't define my self-worth, but it took a toddler to teach me the lesson.

The Frog Inside Her Chest

Rose Young makes tiny sculptures of food. It's the kind of work that requires intense attention to detail... all while a congenital heart defect wreaks havok in her chest.