Amshi’s Story I was diagnosed with type one diabetes on December 17, 2011. That’s the day that changed my life forever. I remember coming home for Christmas break while I was in college, and I was complaining to my mom, like “mom there’s something wrong with my body. I don’t know what it is,
I’ve had a motto since day one of my illness, and it became a motto only because I found myself saying it so often. Sometimes I would say it to remind myself of it’s meaning, other times I’d say it to friends who asked about my health. “I’m still me.” My world got turned upside
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a life-threatening disorder affecting 1 in every 2,000 – 3,000 people. This primarily hereditary condition is considered a, “pharmacogenetic disorder of the skeletal muscle.” In layman’s terms, having MH means you are susceptible to having an MH crisis. According to the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States, “The general signs
Considering Lung Cancer is the second most common adult cancer* the odds are that most people’s lives have been touched by this horrible disease at some point. A couple of years back, I wrote about my friend, Dianne, and how she fought Lung Cancer with a strength and resolve the likes of which I may
It’s November, and although we talk about Epilepsy throughout the year here at Lauren’s Hope, we like to make a special point to raise some extra awareness this time of year, as November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Want to join in?
When people think of reasons a person would wear medical ID jewelry, they typically list things like diabetes, food allergies, drug allergies, epilepsy, heart conditions, and Alzheimer’s. And while all of these conditions are important reasons to wear medical alert jewelry, there is one group of conditions that is largely overlooked: mental health disorders.
Talking about health care surrogates, power of attorney representatives, medical proxies, and advance directives is something most people avoid. It’s natural to think we have time to deal with these issues or say, “Oh, I really need to look into that someday.” The truth is, “someday” often gets pushed off again and again until it’s
Recently, we introduced our readers to some new friends of ours, the folks at the Kids With Courage Foundation. Kids With Courage is a Kansas City-area nonprofit organization that supports kids with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. With year-round support, education, social, and resource-oriented events the all-volunteer team at KWC are busy people. Add