Leukemia Cure Leads to Graft versus Host Disease

By Luis Felipe Zuniga In this blog post, Luis Felipe Zuniga shares his story of undergoing a bone marrow transplant that resulted in the chronic condition of Graft versus Host Disease, a rare condition that occurs when donor bone marrow or stem cells attack the recipient. My first symptom of cancer happened when I was … Read more>>

Navigating COVID 19 As a Parent and a Teacher Living with Depression and GAD

By Morgan Floyd Williams In this blog post, guest blogger Morgan Floyd Williams shares her experience of being a teacher and parent navigating the Coronavirus pandemic while also dealing with clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). I have been in the world of public education my entire life. I am a third-generation teacher currently … Read more>>

Infertility: The Seven Stages of Grief

By Natalie Edwards In this blog post, guest blogger Natalie Edwards shares her story of dealing with infertility and all the emotions she experienced on her journey to getting pregnant. Shock/Disbelief. Denial. Bargaining. Guilt. Anger. Depression. Acceptance/Hope.  These are the seven stages of grief. That’s how I describe what going through infertility is like to … Read more>>

Clinical Research Saved My Life – and Changed It

By T.J. Sharpe In this blog post, T.J. Sharpe shares his story of how a clinical trial not only saved his life but gave him a new and more meaningful career. A member of HealthiVibe’s Patient Steering Committee, T.J. shares his story in recognition of Clinical Trials Awareness Week, which is May 18 – 22, … Read more>>

Preparing for Gastric Sleeve Surgery during COVID-19

By Lainie Farence In this blog post, guest blogger Lainie Farance shares how a lifetime of struggle with her weight led her to make the decision to undergo bariatric surgery only to have her surgery postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I have had weight issues my whole life, and I do not mean the … Read more>>

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. Only by continuing to advocate for herself did she eventually learn that she is suffering from four autoimmune diseases. This is my first foray … 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>>