I’ve always wondered,“What does sick look like?” While growing up with congenital heart disease, I was commonly told I looked too young, too healthy, too pretty, or even too happy to have a complex, chronic condition that labeled me as “sick.” Society did its best to push these stereotypical labels on me of what I
Each #momentofhope is an impactful story from real people talking about their Lauren’s Hope medical ID. This week, Kayla shares her #momentofhope:
“The New Normal” A special guest post by Grace Dolan Friday the Thirteenth is the most dreaded day for many people. However, when I woke up early on Friday the Thirteenth in March of 2015 to get ready for my district debate competition, I wasn’t thinking about the date. I was thinking two things:
“I look in the mirror and wonder how I can be so ill and yet not look ill. I look in the mirror and say, ‘you may be ill girl, but that’s not going to stop me today.’ ”
Leslie Snell-VanAnda has been through a lot in the past ten years.
Eighteen months ago, our customer Colette went out to eat with her family at a Fondue restaurant. What started out as a celebration dinner quickly turned into a frightening situation when she woke up early the next morning with hives and a swollen tongue and lips.
September is National Ovarian Cancer awareness month and we’d like to introduce you to a special customer of ours, Sheena.
Our customer Sandy has had to make some pretty drastic lifestyle changes. She quit her full-time job and is no longer able to live alone. She doesn’t leave the house often, and is only able to socialize over the internet or the phone.