The Good Fight

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

Woman wearing a blue beret and a paper air mask holds up a sign reading "Stop Pollution"

How Climate Change Is Hurting Our Health

More heart attacks. Worse asthma attacks. Year round allergies. And tropical diseases everywhere. That's just a taste of what climate change is doing to our health.

How To Travel The World By Wheelchair

After a car accident left him a triple amputee, John Morris is on a mission to make travel accessible to anyone.
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The Friendliest Place On Earth

What better way to kick off a hot August day than a day at Morgan's Wonderland, the world's first amusement park designed by and for people with special needs?
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The Dog Walker Who Beat HIV

Otherwise known as the Berlin Patient, Timothy Brown is the only known person to have been cured of HIV/AIDS. But he won't rest until a cure is found for everyone.

The Patient Whisperer

In medicine, plain language saves lives, which is why Jennifer Pearce dedicated her career to helping patients understand doctors, and the other way around.

This Dog-sitting Charity Keeps Families Whole Through Illness

The love of a pet is the best medicine, which is why PACT for Animals keeps pets happy and safe while their owners are in the hospital.
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Taking The White Dress Back Out Of The Closet

Millions of women suffer from fibroids across America, but through the White Dress Project, Tanika Gray Valbrun is helping show that fibroids are nothing to be embarrassed about.
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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.
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Community Roundup: How To Be A Good Ally To The Chronically Ill

From baking a sick friend a casserole to protesting with them on the front lines of the disabled rights movement, here are some of the best ways to be an ally to the chronically ill.