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3 Ways Cancer Can Impact Someone’s Mental Health

3 Ways Cancer Can Impact Someone’s Mental Health By Cara Tompot, The Mesothelioma Center. Originally posted on HuffPost “You Have Cancer” Imagine being told that all the things you plan, all the moments you hope to have and all the achievements you aspire to may not happen. That’s what it is like when you hear[…]

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How to Get Your Chronic Pain Under Control

How to Get Your Chronic Pain Under Control By Jackie Waters For many sufferers of chronic pain, it’s possible that some basic lifestyle changes can have a noticeable impact on their daily lives. Some with chronic pain must seek out medical treatment, as medicine and therapy are vital to helping people cope with their symptoms,[…]

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An Art Kit and A Smiling Face

An Art Kit And A Smiling Face To encourage you, our Chronically Awesome Community, to reach out to chronically ill children to not only bring joy to their lives but to bring happiness to your life that will make you more Chronically Awesome, we have created our art kit program. Philanthropy is something that alleviates[…]

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Monica Radtke, Forever Fibromyalgia

Welcome to the Forever Fibromyalgia Chronically Awesome Blog from Monica Radtke My name is Monica Radtke. Welcome to Forever Fibromyalgia, my Chronically Awesome Blog. Let me tell you about myself. I am 47 years old and have lived in Minnesota my entire life. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in September of 2007. I deal with[…]

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Preston Is Truly One Of A Kind

  Preston Is Truly One Of A Kind A disorder is considered rare when fewer than 200,000 people in the United States has the condition. Some of us with rare disorders go to the emergency room when something goes wrong, it is after office hours and we do not have a choice, but when we[…]

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Resolution To Take Baby Steps

Resolution To Take Baby Steps “Resolution To Take Baby Steps” is a guest post by our founder, Jules Shapiro. Originally posted on WhatTheJules.com, this post is not just a blog, it is an idea for a creative art project!   Happy New Year! I hope that you had fun last night. Making a resolution for the coming[…]

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Writing Heals

Writing Heals Originally published on WhatTheJules The Chronically Awesome Foundation was founded, in part, on the basic concept that writing heals. We believe that on the whole, art heals and that writing is one very powerful part of that. Everyone has a story to tell. We do not have to be great writers. We do not[…]

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Ellie: Gifts I Didn’t Ask For

Gifts I Didn’t Ask For (This blog by Ellie turned into a gift that I was not expecting. When you get to the end, her words will inspire you to look at your life as its Chronically Awesome gifts.) I meet the awesomely cool Jules Shapiro, founder and executive director of the Chronically Awesome Foundation[…]

Ellie: I Just Want To Be Seen

I Just Want To Be Seen A Guest Blog by Ellie I Googled invisible illness. I know what they are. I live with them every day, but I wanted to see what the internet had to say about them. The internet offers up a basic and obvious definition – a chronic health condition with no[…]