My Life with Epilepsy

By Gabriella Tantillo March 26 is World Epilepsy Awareness Day, and in this blog post, 23-year-old guest blogger Gabriella Tantillo shares her story of being diagnosed and living with epilepsy. The fourth most common neurological disorder, epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures and affects people of all ages. I was diagnosed with epilepsy seven years … Read more>>

AMD: Saving My Vision After a Misdiagnosis

by Mike Sturm February is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month and in this blog post, guest blogger Mike Sturm shares how difficult it was to get the correct diagnosis of AMD, leading to loss of vision in his eye. According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, this eye disease is the leading cause of vision … Read more>>

Losing My Voice to Thyroid Disease

By Mary Ellen Morrison January is Thyroid Awareness Month and in this blog post, guest blogger Mary Ellen Morrison shares her story of struggling to get a diagnosis when she began to show signs of a thyroid condition. According to the American Thyroid Association, up to 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition and up to … Read more>>

Living with Multiple Autoimmune Diseases

By Laura Scott In this blog post, guest blogger Laura Scott shares her story of trying to get answers to the myriad of symptoms she began experiencing as a young mother our post. Only by continuing to advocate for herself did she eventually learn that she is suffering from four autoimmune diseases with our post. … Read more>>

Healthy, with Breast Cancer

In this blog post, guest blogger Valerie Powell shares her story of how she was diagnosed with breast cancer despite living a healthy lifestyle. She debunks the myth that cancer only strikes those who don’t eat a healthy diet or exercise and advocates that all cancer patients deserve support and understanding while battling this disease … Read more>>

How Living with Interstitial Cystitis Changed My Life

 By Emily Gammell In this blog post, guest blogger Emily Gammell shares her story of living with Interstitial Cystitis, more commonly known as Painful Bladder Syndrome, which is a painful chronic condition affecting the bladder. September is Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month and Emily is doing her part to raise awareness of this often undiagnosed and misdiagnosed … Read more>>

My Mom’s Heart Attack

By Holly Radabaugh In this blog post, guest blogger Holly Radabaugh shares the story of how her mother survived a heart attack against all odds and emphasizes the importance of recognizing the more subtle signs of a heart attack that many women experience.  Nine years ago, my mother had a heart attack and subsequently, open … Read more>>

Celiac Disease Through the Eyes of a Teenager

By Cassidy Urbancic In this blog post, guest blogger Cassidy Urbancic shares her story of being diagnosed and learning to live with celiac disease as a young teen. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, it is estimated that celiac disease affects one in 100 people worldwide and that 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed and at … Read more>>

“Life is Precious” – I Survived a Sudden Cardiac Arrest

By John McCaig In this blog post, guest blogger John McCaig shares his story of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest. With his second chance at life, John now works to spread awareness about this condition, which affects more than 200,000 Americans a year, and advocates for CPR training and availability of portable defibrillators. Cardiac arrest is … Read more>>

Making Peace with Crohn’s Disease

By Samantha Harkins In this blog post, guest blogger Samantha Harkins shares her journey with inflammatory bowel disease, including several misdiagnoses, multiple surgeries and finally accepting that Crohn’s Disease is part of her identity. Twenty-one years ago, I was a 19-year-old college junior working at my job at the mall. Suddenly I doubled over in … Read more>>