A podcast about the trials and tribulations of life with chronic illness. Host Chelsey Storteboom has been recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and wants to hear how others have overcome their lifelong illnesses.
Making it Count with Dani
42:16At the age of 16, Dani was a promising young athlete with goals of pursuing a sports career, but her life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Like so many warriors, she turned her hardships into life lessons and has helped spread joy and movement around the world. Now, though the pendulum is always swinging, she’s back to being her athletic self and is an incredible advocate for the whole community.
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
21:15Jen was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was only a year old. As a kid, she was in and out of doctors offices every week, on heavy medications, and even in casts at some points. Today, she’s learned from her experiences and is eager to share her story and advice to those who need to hear it.
Lyme Disease + Postpartum Depression
32:58When Ashley Bernardi was at her lowest with Lyme Disease and Postpartum Depression, she knew she had some work to do. The trauma she had been carrying since childhood began to boil over and she had no choice but to learn how to give herself permission to feel, and begin to heal.
28:07When Chris’s foot started acting weird, he casually mentioned it at his next doctors appointment. The doctor quickly instructed him to do further testing, which led him to being diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. After processing his diagnosis, he wasted no time learning more and is currently participating in a clinical trial in order to help others with this disease.
Limb Difference + Rheumatoid Arthritis
28:26Colleen was born with a limb difference so when she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, she knew it would complicate things. Luckily, her positive attitude and adaptability has led her to finding a Colleen Way of doing things, and now she’s able to educate and inspire others.