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When life gives you LEMS, make LEMonade!

When life gives you LEMS, make LEMonade!

Hi all! My name is Ashley Gregory. I am a 30 year old who lives in Virginia! My mom passed away from breast cancer when I was 15 after a several year long battle. So I decided to dedicate my life to helping others and graduated nursing school in 2014. After that, I...

It takes one

It takes one

I have had migraines since I was 6 after a concussion. Af the age of 19 I started having right sided tremors, weakness and daily migrines. As time went on everthing got worse I started to pass out, blood pressure low and heart rate high. Ever time I ate I would thorw...

XLH weakens my bones, but not my will!

XLH weakens my bones, but not my will!

I was born with X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH), it is a rare genetic disorder that affects about one in 25,000 people. I am one of them. I have a low level of phosphorus in the blood (Hypophosphatemia). This causes a wide range of symptoms and disorders that affect...

Hope is Hard but Support is Key

Hope is Hard but Support is Key

I started experiencing headaches and body pain at 12. They quickly became chronic and followed by migraines. By 14, the fibromyalgia (FM) and exhaustion were full-blown. I'd mentioned the headaches and pains a time or two to my doctor but 20 years ago, FM wasn't...

We’re nominated for three WEGO Awards!

We’re nominated for three WEGO Awards!

We're honored to share that the Chronic Warrior Collective and the Chronic Warrior Society have been nominated for three WEGO Health Awards! We'd be extra-honored if you'd take a moment to endorse (vote for) us! All it takes is a couple of clicks. You can ENDORSE the...

Suddenly it Matters

Suddenly it Matters

I've always known I've had hydrocephalus. It's sort of like that big brother's in the room but you never talk about it. It's just there. Never in my life did I imagine that in my teens it would cement itself on center stage & not only demand to be recognized but...

My journey

My journey

When I was 10 I started having chronic back and neck pain for which I still don't have a diagnosis. I have gone to countless specialists but no one has diagnosed me yet. When I was 13 and 14 I had to go to the psychologist because of the pain and other issues and it...

Rescued

Rescued

Wallys story begins in 2012 when his mother( pregnant with him and 8 of his siblings ) and father were rescued from a puppy mill. They were set to be put to sleep but a rescue stepped in and saved them. Every since I met Wally I knew he was special. He not only loves...

Journey to Seeking Serenity and Harmony

Journey to Seeking Serenity and Harmony

I am finally venturing into that dream of being a writer and putting her words out there for the world in hopes to help someone else. I blog at seekingserenityandharmony.com/blog. I haven't been able to do as much writing as I want especially about real issues thanks...

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

My earliest memories are of pain. That sounds rather dramatic to say, but it's true. I was the kid who was always limping through Elementary School, who constantly complained of this or that ache. But as a child, I was assured that it was all growing pains. I...

Beating the odds

Beating the odds

Before I was even born my quality-of-life seemed low. My parents were told they could abort me because the type of spina bifida I have Is known to be devastating. My parents were told that I wouldn’t be able to walk, they would have to catheterize me long-term and I...

What to say inside a card

What to say inside a card

We are often asked "What should I say inside the card I send to another warrior?" To answer, we asked some of our members to share images of cards swap cards they have sent or received. P.S. sending a digital card? Click here for the top digital card sites in 2020 per...

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