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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...

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...

Migraine minority

Migraine minority

Around 2007 I woke up to get ready for school and complained to my mum about a headache, over 10 years later that headache still hasn't gone away; then around 6 months later the migraines started, piling pain onto something that was already draining me at such a young...

Fibromyalgia: The Worst F Word

Fibromyalgia: The Worst F Word

Arushi Lohiya Marketing & Branding strategist | Fibromyalgia Warrior | Patient Advocate | Published Poet | Animal lover  Graduated top of my class from Iowa State University, USA in marketing... a national level sports player … managed to combine both my passions...

Me

Me

I started showing symptoms when I was 16yo. I started testing and MRI every year, after 5 years I stopped. When I was 26 I woke up and I could not feel half of my face. It has been a struggle getting the right meds getting everything working. At this point in my life...

Spina Beautiful

Spina Beautiful

Hi, My name is Katie. I am 23 years old. I was born with undiagnosed Spina Bifida until birth. I was born with a tumor-like mass that was a blessing that covered the hole in my spine. This turned out to be a blessing for many reasons the biggest being that it blocked...

Psychosis Warrior

Psychosis Warrior

Hi am Kins and i am a person with schizophrenia. I started to experience the symptoms when I was in mid 20s. At first, it was difficult to identify because in my country people around me believe in possessed demons or evil spirits. They believe that hearing voices and...

I have CMT and I feel beautiful

I have CMT and I feel beautiful

I was diagnosed with CMT and scoliosis when I was 16, I’m now 52. When I was first diagnosed my doctors told me that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 21. I decided right then and there that was not going to be the case. Spoiler alert: I am still...

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...

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...

Two sides to a face

Two sides to a face

I was born with Sturge-Weber Syndrome, with a large portwine stain birthmark covering the left side of my head and neck. Lots of extra blood vessels resulted in glaucoma and visible differences in my left eye. At 10 months, like many with SWS, I began to have...

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