Hear from six Health Union contributors -- Jed Finley, Jaime Holland, Hess Polanco, Kerrie Smyres, Simon Lord, and Kelly Mack -- on how a chronic condition or a life-changing diagnosis has impacted their work.
Hess Polanco shares how IBS affects him on a daily basis, how (and why) he stopped apologizing for his IBS, and why its important to talk about the condition to break down the stigma.
Simon Lord was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 50. His experience with prostate cancer inspired him to make changes in his career, and his approach offers inspiration to others facing a difficult diagnosis.
Cindy Myeloma Teacher Chmielewski has been living with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, since 2008. In this podcast interview, she spoke about her path to diagnosis, the value of being an empowered patient, and how she continues to live life at
Alisha Bridges has been living with psoriasis since childhood, and in this interview, she shares how she navigated growing up with the added the challenges of psoriatic disease, as well as how her advocacy work has provided her with additional confidence
How does living with a chronic condition impact dating? Hear from four Health Union contributors as they share the joys & challenges of dating while living with a chronic condition.
Jill & Ivy share their stories of diagnosis, how advocacy helps them cope with the uncertainty of living with lung cancer, and how personal choices have helped them take back some control over their bodies and how they view this disease.
Cora Lyn talks about diagnosis and treatment for macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S.
For Michelle Vincent, receiving a diagnosis of COPD at the age of 42 completely changed her world.
Chris Pettit shares how he became more educated and began to advocate for himself and others living with psoriasis. As Chris says, its a full body disease, not just a skin condition.