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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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

How a self-conscious teenage girl came through scoliosis to become a proud, irrepressible young woman.
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Cycling Across Canada For Crohn's

With a backpack full of bear repellant, Michelle Brideau is biking nearly 3,000 miles while dealing with a chronic condition.
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Tiny Tales On Her Fingertips

A love for manicures and nail art helps Anthea Whittle deal with a rare neurological condition.
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Because Sickness Doesn't Mean The End Of Sexuality

Tonia Sina's extremely rare blood disorder has helped her teach others that having a chronic condition doesn't mean you're chronically unsexy.
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The Girl With The Beautiful Photographs

“I've learned that if you really want to find peace in life, you have to learn how to embrace [your obstacle] as a stepping stone,” says 14-year-old photographer Emma Ketterer.
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My Airless Nation

They told her she needed a breathing machine. Instead, she got a radiator.
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In Search Of Lost Breaths

A lifelong struggle with asthma profoundly influenced the art of Marcel Proust, author of In Search Of Lost Time.