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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at the age of 7 when I got severely ill and was taken to hospital as I was loosing consciousness. The doctor told my parents that if 10 was dead I was a 9 when they brought me in! I am now at the end of the line in...

A journey since birth

A journey since birth

Hi, my name Adriel and I was born with Cerebral Palsy. This was mainly due to the lack of oxygen I received during the process of my mom giving birth. Doctors diagnose me within my birth year and told my parents I couldn’t walk and would need assistance for...

Printable Cards for April

Printable Cards for April

Happy April and Happy Spring! Here are this month's printable cards including a coloring page from the fabulous Jess Volinski. and two cards created by illustrator, Lisa Van Dyke. Stay-strong_color-page-by-jessvolinski_-1Download...

When at first you don’t succeed…

When at first you don’t succeed…

I began having symptoms in 2006. I randomly began to experience strange symptoms such as vertigo, visual disturbances, nausea and a feeling that something was "off". While at work one day, vertigo hit me with an intensity that I had never experienced before. It was a...

My schizoaffective disorder gave me clarity

My schizoaffective disorder gave me clarity

From the age of 4, when my parents divorced, I had symptoms of poor mental health. I was sent to see school counselors and behavioral health clinics in my younger years. When I was 12, I had my first hallucination that I kept to myself; diagnoses of depression and...

The Journey is Half the Fun

The Journey is Half the Fun

I have had chronic pain since my early teen years, but my symptoms did not get debilitating until my first year of college. At the time, my specialists dismissed my symptoms, which started my journey towards a diagnosis. During college, my symptoms continued to...

March Card Swap Printable Cards 🍀

March Card Swap Printable Cards 🍀

Hey Warriors! In a hurry and need a super cute card to print and mail to a fellow warrior, friend, caregiver or medical professional?Here are two cute ones from our talented volunteer, Lisa. Thanks for spreading hope and cheer across the globe with us!...

Spotlight on Common Variable Immune Deficiency

Spotlight on Common Variable Immune Deficiency

RARE DISEASE DAY FEATURE: Hi, I'm Audrey and I suffer from an immune disorder present at birth also known as a Primary Immune Deficiency. Of the 400 plus illnesses included under this umbrella, I have Common Variable Immune Deficient. Don't take the name “Common”...

You Are Amazing

You Are Amazing

Hi, I am Yvonne and I have Crohns Disease in the small bowel. I was diagnosed in the 1982, sadly my illness was not heard of, they thought I had cancer and then an eating disorder. Finally a Gastro specialist looked at me and the diagnosis was confirmed. Personally...

Doctors Can Be Patients Too

Doctors Can Be Patients Too

I was an active child. Despite being deafblind, I was happy, healthy and never let things get in the way of life. In my teens, I was on the GB Swimming Team and later, GB Parasnowsport Team, training for 2 Paralympics; but 1 year in hospital, 20 stomach surgeries, PEG...

Invisible Illness Living an Introvert Life

Invisible Illness Living an Introvert Life

Senior year of high school is supposed to be a wonderful time in every teenager's life. You are focused on graduating, selecting a college, thinking about adulthood and what you're wearing to prom. However, my senior year took a detour. Warning! This is where I...

Being a Wrestling Warrior Angel

Being a Wrestling Warrior Angel

Hi my name is Eden Gail Mangubat I'm 20 years old I have a Mild Cerebral Palsy from Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay Province Mindanao Philippines. I was born on July 20, 2000 When my mom was pregnant to me she got a typhoid fever and I was born 7 months premature. One year...

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