The Good Fight

These people and groups are punching above their weight to help change the dialog around health and illness around the world.

Because Chemo Is Scary Enough Without Wigging Out

After her own cancer treatment, Nancy Riviere started Wig Out, a non-profit dedicated to getting free wigs to women who want one.

The "Good Witch" Artist Finds Her Niche

Fun-loving psychedelic explorer Rickie Algarva was never able to hold down a job due to her learning disabilities. Now 76, her artworks sell for up to $750 apiece.

The Crusader Mom Who Fights So Brains Don't Bleed

After her daughter's brain started bleeding at four months old, Connie Lee started the Angioma Alliance to help bring an end to cavernous angioma.

From AIDS to Zika, New Books Teach Kids About Conditions

Whether Crohn's disease, lactose intolerance, or childhood depression, a growing number of children books feature diseases and ailments as their subjects.

The World's Only Classical Music Ensemble For The Mentally Ill

After his own career almost unraveled, Ronald Braunstein founded the Me2/Orchestra to help fight the stigma against mental illness in the classical music community.

Black Disabled Girl Magic

Like everything else, disability is all too often viewed through a white cultural lens. That's something Vilissa Thompson is tirelessly trying to change.

The Healing Power Of Music Medicine

When being sick in the hospital is getting kids down, this charity saves the day by kicking up the jams.

Being Miss Amazing

This pageant teaches young women with disabilities about performance, ambassadorship, and sisterhood. Not to mention looking great in a gown.

Fighting Cancer In A Country Without A Word For It

Philippa Kibugu-Decuir aims to prevent breast cancer deaths in East Africa using a survivor’s most powerful weapon: knowledge.