Everyone has a story to tell.
Chronic Illness Month starts next week and as an ambassador of the Chronic Disease Coalition (CDC), I will help raise awareness of the various issues that chronic illness warriors face on a daily basis. In addition to shedding light on these issues, I will also like to use this opportunity to share your chronic illness story in hopes that others would be inspired to take charge of their own health, no matter how difficult it can be.
My plan is to highlight 1-2 stories a week for the entire month of July. If you would like to be included, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 18th with the following information:
- First name
- Age (Optional)
- Year diagnosed
- How you were diagnosed?
- How has your condition affected your life?
- How have you grown since your diagnosis?
- What do you wish people knew about your condition or chronic illness in general?
- Picture of yourself or family (optional)
Your story has the ability to educate, empower and motivate others who might be struggling on their own journey. Telling your story can be freeing and therapeutic, not only for the listener but also for yourself. The more you share your story, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and it will also help build greater self-confidence.
Telling your story has the capacity to change lives, including your own.