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

How Fibromyalgia Helped This Mama Bear Protect Her Son

Being diagnosed her own invisible condition helped Lindsday Turpen better advocate for her son, Riley, while also making her better at advocating for herself.

An Extra Chromosome For Excellence

Carlos de Saro was born with Down Syndrome, but with the help of his mother's love, he has become an incredible role model.

The Criminologist Who Came Out Of The Closet As Mentally Ill

When Risdon Slate stopped taking his lithium, he ended up in jail. Now, he helps train cops to know the difference between a criminal and a person in crisis.

From Rough Time To Ry's Ruffery

A stroke showed Daniela Kelly that she could do anything, even run a business.

How Frida Kahlo Helped This Burlesque Dancer Recover From Paralysis

When Irene Delgado was diagnosed Guillain Barré, channeling the Mexican feminist icon helped her recover, and get back on stage.


This blind athlete loves being noticed.

Singing At The Top Of Her Lungs

Julia Rae may have cystic fibrosis, but that hasn't stopped her from being a rising star in the worlds of singing, acting, and pageantry. Oh, while running the occasional marathon besides.

The Condom Woman of the Cape Coast

In Ghana, where HIV/AIDs is on the increase and sex education focuses on abstinence, one 59-year-old woman walks the beaches, dancing and using props to get people interested in safe sex.

Space, Time, and Turmeric

After survivng cancer, James Beard award-nominee chef Will Goldfarb moved to Bali, and opened a restaurant in paradise.