Metastatic Melanoma: My Journey

By Ryan Cumberland May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and this month Ryan Cumberland shares his story of being diagnosed and treated for melanoma, which is the most serious type of skin cancer. More than 106,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with new melanomas in 2021, according to the Melanoma Research Alliance. I am … Read more>>

From Stuntwoman and Triathlete to Parkinson’s Patient

By Kathryn Dion In this blog post, Kathryn Dion shares her story of being diagnosed and treated for Parkinson’s Disease, a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. “It is good to … Read more>>

Surviving Esophageal Cancer: “I’ve kept my promise”

By Karen Wells April is Esophageal Cancer Month, and in this blog post, Karen Wells shares her story of being diagnosed and treated for esophageal cancer. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, of the estimated 18,440 Americans living with esophageal cancer, 16,170 died of the disease in 2020, making it one of the … Read more>>

Overcoming Depression through Self-Awareness

By Nina Sabin In this blog post, guest blogger Nina Sabin shares her journey of overcoming years of depression by seeking medical treatment and getting to know herself better. Major depressive disorder affects approximately 17.3 million American adults, or about 7.1 percent of the U.S. population age 18 or older, in a given year, according … Read more>>

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>>