Chronic Illness

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

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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

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.

Tiny Tales On Her Fingertips

A love for manicures and nail art helps Anthea Whittle deal with a rare neurological condition.

Art That Makes People Think: "This Is How I Feel."

Medical student-turned-designer Josie Vallely uses collaborative visual art to tell the unheard stories of people with health conditions and to affect broader social change.

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.

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.

My Airless Nation

They told her she needed a breathing machine. Instead, she got a radiator.

In Search Of Lost Breaths

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