Chronic Illness

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a chronic health condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

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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.”
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When Doctors Couldn't Help Me, I Saved Myself

Doctors couldn't explain Coshandra Dillard's sudden seizure, but a lifetime of health literacy helped her heal herself.
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From Scientist To Confection Queen

After an illness derailed her engineering, Kerrigan Sanders was inspired by her grandmother to put her love of chemistry to new purpose.
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Princess Leia's Patronus

Therapy animals like Carrie Fisher's bulldog, Gary, are more than just pets. They're soothers of the soul.
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The Kid Who Couldn't Eat

A year without eating only made John Capecelatro a better chef... and a better friend.
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Crafting Through Chronic Illness

Untold numbers of people suffering chronic conditions are turning to Etsy to find purpose and a livelihood through illness.
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Saving The World From Vertigo

After suffering her own severe issues with the condition, Carol Foster invented a new way to combat vertigo that has won fans around the world.
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Beauty Beyond Psoriasis

As a beauty blogger, Christina Patrice has made her condition visible to the whole world.
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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

How a self-conscious teenage girl came through scoliosis to become a proud, irrepressible young woman.