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Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa
February 07, 2023

Joey Torre suffers from hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a painful, chronic skin condition that affects up to 2% of the population. The disease causes the formation of bumps, lesions, or boils in sweat

After Cavernous Malformation Surgery on Her Brain, Christina Developed Hypertrophic Olivary Degeneration
February 01, 2023

When Christina turned 40 she suddenly started having migraines every day. She was going to work as an accountant dealing with spreadsheets and math, while splitting headaches turned each day into rele

Author Alexis Kline Discusses Her Chronic Illness and How It Informed Her Latest Book
January 24, 2023

As a child, Alexis Kline hoped to one day be a professional soccer player. That all changed at 12 years old during soccer tryouts when Alexis started feeling so weak and sore that she needed to visit

Years After Being Propped Up as a Bipolar Success Story, Genevieve Questions the Messaging She Was Directed To Share
January 18, 2023

As a senior in high school, Genevieve won an essay contest writing about the changes shed like to see with the stigma surrounding bipolar disorder. This brought her to the attention of a foundation a

Crohn’s Disease and Deep Vein Thrombosis Inspired Douglas To Become a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Sex Therapist
January 11, 2023

Throughout his life, Douglas had been plagued by random episodes of fever, but they usually passed on their own and he was able to mostly ignore them. That all changed in his late 20s, when a particul

Bekah’s Chronic Illness Was Misdiagnosed As Anxiety for Years
January 04, 2023

Bekahs mysterious illness kicked into full gear when they were 14 years old. While cooking food one day they suddenly became extremely hot, fell to the floor and realized they were too weak to get ba

Country Music Rising Star Annie Vander on Her Battle With CRPS
December 28, 2022

Annie Vander is a country music up-and-comer, whos latest single Falling into Nashville has been featured on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. Just a few years ago Annie had no idea that her li

Recovering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Through Neural Rewiring
December 21, 2022

While working as a hairstylist, Merideth was repeatedly exposed to chemicals that released formaldehyde. Eventually her health collapsed, and she found herself unable to continue working. Doctors reco

Doctors Fractured Her Neck During Childbirth, Then Gaslit Her for Years
December 14, 2022

In 1998 Bella was severely injured during childbirth. Her doctor accidentally stepped on the pedal to raise the table she was strapped to during a C-section, causing her feet to raise and neck to lowe

Maintaining Employment with a Disability: Learn if Vocational Rehabilitation is Right for You
December 07, 2022

Vocational rehabilitation (voc rehab) services are available in every city of the United States, but many qualifying individuals are unaware of this pathway towards long term employment. These service