Lana’s Story: When Life Handed Me Chronic Illness

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Lana Barhum lives and works in northeast Ohio. She is a legal assistant, patient advocate, freelance writer, and mother. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice on living successfully with chronic illness. She has written for several online health communities, including Alliance Health, Mango Health, … Read more>>

Chelsea’s Story: Battle with Rare Disease

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Chelsea Freund- At the age of 16 Chelsea left home to live on the campus of a public school for the Arts. From 18-21, she spent three spring-fall seasons on Mackinac Island in Michigan to earn money and gain experience. At 21, Chelsea and her friend took some time to travel and camp around the … Read more>>

Alisha’s Story: Perservering with Fibromyalgia

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Alisha Nurse is a proud alumnus of the University of Westminster, UK, where she completed her MA in International Journalism. She lives with a number of chronic health conditions including fibromyalgia, clinical depression, anxiety, & Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and for much of her life has suffered from debilitating symptoms. Alisha wants to raise awareness … Read more>>

Kristin’s Story: Life With Multiple Chronic Conditions

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On her blog and on Twitter, Kristin talks about chronic diseases and being a fighter that is determined to win. The 2015 Social Media Maven of the Year and 2016 Stanford Medicine X Advisory Board Member shares with us the journey of fighting chronic diseases and what it means to have invisible illnesses. * Read … Read more>>

Kelly’s Clinical Trial Story: Chronic Pain & Sleep Disordered Breathing

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Our guest post this week comes from Kelly who is living with Fibromyalgia. She shares her unique perspective on taking part in a clinical trial exploring chronic pain and sleep disordered breathing. Kelly’s Story If there is one thing I know for certain I will do nearly anything to improve the odds of finding a … Read more>>