Profiles

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

Is Medical Crowdfunding Really The Answer To A Broken Healthcare System?

These three stories of individuals who used crowdfunding to raise money to pay their medical bills show that sites like Indiegogo are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to navigating the system.

Folks Video Story: An Orchestra For Everyone

In our first Video Story, we visit the world's only classical music ensemble for the mentally ill to see how Bach and Beethoven can help keep depression in check.

Agent Lupus in the F.B.I.

As an FBI agent, Shahna Richman was trained to handle everything from bank robbers to serial killers, but it never prepared her for lupus.

Doctors Who Craft

Across the country, off-the-clock medical professionals are turning to knitting, baking, painting, lettering, and other crafts not just for fun, but to doctor their souls.

Holding Her Heart In Her Hands

Jen Hyde finds creative inspiration in the people and stories hidden behind the technology that keeps her heart condition in check.

A Spinal Cord Injury Can't Stand In The Way Of A Great Mom

When Debbie Soliz first got injured, she was told motherhood might never happen for her. Now, she dedicates her life to showing other women that anything is possible.

When Diagnosis Leads To Entrepreneurship

Spina bifida, Parkinson's Disease, and Type-1 Diabetes. For these three entrepreneurs, their conditions were what launched them on the path of business success.

No Breath To Spare

Jane Nelson's chronic breathing disorders might have required a dual lung transplant, but it hasn't stopped her from living her life.

What Cats Can Teach Us About Living Life When You're Sick

Cat behaviorist Aimee Malpass, who has Crohn's Disease, says that cats are the kings and queens of mindful living. They should inspire us all.