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Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury
November 24, 2021

Eight years ago Christelle was hit by a texting driver while riding her bicycle. Her head went through the driver’s windshield, fracturing her skull and causing a traumatic brain injury. Three lobes o

Accessible Recreation at Achieve Tahoe
November 17, 2021

Achieve Tahoe is a nonprofit organization offering year-round outdoor recreation activities for people with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities. They offer a wide variety of accessible activ

Born Positive: Living with HIV since Birth
November 10, 2021

Joseph Kibler is a 32 year old actor and writer who was born HIV positive. As a baby he wasn’t expected to live past 4 years old, but an experimental drug trial run by Dr. Fauci in the 80s gave him th

Fighting Medical Gaslighting while Living with Chronic Illness
November 03, 2021

Aimée has been experiencing chronic pain and increasingly debilitating neurological symptoms throughout her life. She was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia at just 12 years old, at a time when that di

Life as a Spinal Cord Injury Survivor
October 27, 2021

Chris Stigas is an entrepreneur and accessibility activist. His first accessibility product, the HandiCup, fills the need for a simple, effective solution for carrying a beverage on a wheelchair or wa

Living with Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia
October 20, 2021

Jimmy and Charles met when they were 18 and 19 years old, just a few years after Charles had been diagnosed with idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (IVT). At 13 he underwent surgery to implant a pacem

Living with Adrenal Cancer, Heart Failure, Diabetes Insipidus and More
October 13, 2021

Brooke has been diagnosed with over a dozen health conditions. Her diagnostic journey began with relatively manageable diseases including asthma, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s

Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease and Fibromyalgia
October 05, 2021

Elias has a trio of chronic pain syndromes, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease and fibromyalgia. Ankylosing spondylitis is the least well-known of these conditions, and involves a cycle of inflam

Living with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
September 29, 2021

Nolan had been living with unexplained exhaustion for years before their health flare-up kicked into high gear. Suddenly they were experiencing seizures, weakness, gait issues and vocal/motor ticks. W

Living with Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia
September 22, 2021

Frankie’s life has changed dramatically since developing nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP). She has the fibrotic form of the disease which causes permanent scarring of the lung tissue, making