Tanya and her kids

This candid, personal story was written by community member, Tanya W. She responded to one of our latest opportunities. Please thank her for her honesty and willingness to share in the comments below. When I first had diagnosed with lupus, I had two…
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Caring for someone with any chronic health condition is an experience that is hard to relate to unless you’re going through it. Resources and support for caregivers are often hard to come by, friends and family don’t often understand, and treatment can be…
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Darcel White is blogger, autism and dyslexia advocate, and single mother to three children with food allergies, seasonal allergies, and asthma. She shared with us how she found out about her children’s condition and the actions she takes every day to make sure…
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Positive Living: How Davina “Dee” Conner Encourages People Diagnosed With HIV

When you suffer from a chronic illness, it’s natural to feel negative emotions sometimes. The problem is when those emotions take over your life. Just ask Davina “Dee” Conner. After she learned she had HIV in 1997, she hit a low point. For…
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Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous time of anticipation. Baby showers, nurseries, and nesting all add to the fun and excitement. Even when morning sickness gets extreme, and doctors’ visits get old, it’s hard to imagine anything truly ruining that special time…
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In just 224 days, Deb Fuller went from being a normal mom of two, to a mom who had lost one of her children to pediatric brain cancer. It’s normal for us to think the really bad things in life won’t happen to…
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An Impossible Question What would it take for you to transform one of your most excruciating losses into something that will benefit generations to come? For many of us that question may be too abstract to focus in on. But for Kristine Wetzel…
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Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year. It’s also an incredibly stimulating one, full of social interaction, costumes, candy, and decorations. Autistic kids can be particularly sensitive to this. To help provide some tips on how to cut down on…
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autism in the classroom

The start of a new school year presents unique challenges for the parents of children with mild-to-moderate Autism. They may face pressure to choose between a sheltered special education program, or an integrative classroom experience called “mainstreaming.” Mainstreaming allows students living with Autism…
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It’s that time of year again: summer is winding down and school is starting back up. Regardless of how your little one feels about going back to school, it can be a nerve-racking for parents of kids with asthma. Not being there to…
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People love to tell you how your life is going to change once you have a child. Sleeping more than a few hours at a time? Kiss that goodbye. Like fancy restaurants? Not anymore. Not comfortable around body fluids? You will be. As…
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Health Stories Project Bookshelf: Talking to Children about Grandparents

Did you know that grandparents make up more than one one-third of the adult U.S. population? With increased life expectancy and aging baby boomers, we have more grandparents in this country than ever before. And this is a good thing (a perhaps a…
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