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My journey

My journey

My issues started @ 14 mos of age with a subdural hematoma leaving me blind in my right eye and a klutz my whole life. Fast forward to 17/18 and depression and anxiety came into play. Fast forward again to 2011 and I had to have a hemilaminectomy on my l5/s1 disc. My...

My Unexpected Journey to Learning Self-Advocacy

My Unexpected Journey to Learning Self-Advocacy

Hi! My name is Izzy Kornblau, I’m 23, and I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and a few other common comorbidities. I experience chronic pain, subluxations/dislocations, dizziness, and abdominal pain, among many other...

Eryn Hope Bruce

Eryn Hope Bruce

Eryn was a bright, sassy girl with a wicked sense of humor who loved pulling pranks. Though her body didn't work the way it should've, her brain was completely normal. She was gifted in school, she was a gifted writer and she loved to read and write fantasy stories....

Courageous Carmi

Courageous Carmi

I've always been a delicate flower, as my family has said. Crying from pain while jumping on the trampoline, breaking dishes while helping mom in the kitchen, and not being able to sit still in church. "She needs a doctor," people would whisper all day. Then, winter...

Why I’m Me

Why I’m Me

My angel Warrior Eryn was born with very weak muscles. She spent a lot of time in the hospital as an infant and toddler. This prompted me to become a nurse. I work as both a pediatric and neonatal nurse to help parents like me and children like mine. I gained a new...

Have a Little Faith: My Story

Have a Little Faith: My Story

August 1996 was when my journey into this world began... I was born a twin. Our arrival was definitely unpredictable. We were born three months early on the day of my mom's twenty-fifth week of pregnancy. My brother, Christian, was born first, and seventeen minutes...

Living in Hope

Living in Hope

I was 19 when I started to not feel well. I noticed my left rib was swollen and it hurt extremely bad and was so sensitive to the the touch. My dr took some blood work and said my ANA level was high and so I was sent to the U of U hospital. They diagnosed me with...

Dear Younger Me…

Dear Younger Me…

This blog was originally posted on Daniella's blog in May 2019. She is happy to share this post with all of our Warriors here on the CWC blog. Dear Ella, Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, most people probably don’t think of 11 year olds even having plans for their...

Rarely Simple

Rarely Simple

At the age of 11 I started to get chest pains when running, within a few weeks I was getting breathless and fatigued from the simplest exertion, just climbing the stars had me flopping onto my bed to rest. As an active child this had me concerned. After explaining...

Need some inspiration? Check out these example cards!

Need some inspiration? Check out these example cards!

So, you joined the card swap - now what? Some of our members are great artists, some are creative writers, some are poets and some are just hoping to brighten another Warrior's day however they can! You can use whatever talents you possess when making your cards....

Organizing all the Paperwork!

Organizing all the Paperwork!

Originally posted on "Get Organized Already" Organizing medical paperwork is no fun, I know! I will walk you through my process. There’s also a printable PDF with all of this info on it near the bottom of this post. Tori was on vacation with her kids and her husband...

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