Chelsea’s Story: Battle with Rare Disease

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

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>>

Molly’s Story: Struggles with RA & Type 1 Diabetes

Molly Schreiber- raised in Fairfax, Virginia but has been in Baltimore, Maryland since 1997. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 9, in the summer of 1988. Molly’s father, grand-father, and cousin all have diabetes as well, so she grew up knowing what a challenging and frustrating disease diabetes can be. … Read more>>

AWARE for All Event to Raise Clinical Research Awareness & Participation

Have you ever wondered where new medicines come from? A very high percentage of the public cannot name a place where clinical trials are conducted and most say they wouldn’t know how to go about finding or evaluating clinical trials in which to participate. Medical experts point out that only 3% of eligible patients  actually enroll in clinical trials. Lack … Read more>>

Kirsten Battles Fibromyalgia, SJIA, and More

A young adult thriving while living with multiple chronic illnesses, you can read about Kirsten’s struggles and enjoy her wit at Not Standing Still’s Disease, Chronic Sex, or on Creaky Joints. You can also follow her on BlogHer, Twitter, and Facebook. She is also the adult honoree for the Walk to Cure Arthritis in Dane … Read more>>