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Tinder and Tribulations
My name is Lolly. I’m 21 years old, and I have Crohn’s Disease. Crohn’s Disease is an auto-immune disorder in which the body attacks tissues predominately (although not exclusively) in the bowel. I have spent 5 years dealing with this chronic condition. At the beginning of this year, I underwent...
NICU Graduate: The Best Laid Plans
This month we are celebrating NICU Awareness Month! NICU stands for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a hospital unit that takes care of babies that need special care. In this article, we feature Lily, a premature baby that spent time in the NICU. In this personal story, her mom, Jessica...
Meet Andrea Schoen, one of our newest Ambassadors
"STRONG and BEAUTIFUL, and together we are UNSTOPPABLE" — @xoxo.dreaschoen I was diagnosed with LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) on February 27, 2019, two months before I turned 30 years old. I started losing energy, I guess, years before, but I just thought it was stress or getting older....
Antigone's Story with Gastroparesis
Antigone is a blogger with gastroparesis currently based in Oklahoma City. She shares her personal journey as well as some of her struggles, passions, and inspirations.
A New Mom gets Adaptive with Breastfeeding
Let's celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month! Saba, the COO of Abilitee Adaptive Wear and mother of a one-year-old shares a personal account as a new mom breastfeeding, as well as the adaptive clothing solution that helped with some of the challenges.
Dr. Dyer Heintz, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month! Dr. Dyer Heintz is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist working at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. We had the wonderful opportunity of talking with Dr. Heintz about Gastroparesis and his life as a pediatric subspecialist. Here’s what he said.
A Meningitis Story: "This Could Have All Been Prevented With A Vaccine"
In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) one of our beloved Abilitee Team members, Amy Aiken, shared the following about her battle with Meningitis Strain B that almost took her life. Amy is now a passionate advocate, speaking for National Meningitis Association and Immunize Texas. She is also a devoted member of the Amputee community as well. ...
Physician Tips: How to Care for Your Ostomy
Having an ostomy can be a great option for many, but it also takes some care to maintain. Dr. Julie Sanchez, a pediatric and general surgeon, shares her general tips and practices for taking care of your ostomy.
readyJOB's "Employment Toolkit for Jobseekers with Autism"
For individuals on the autism spectrum, finding and keeping a job can seem challenging, especially given that 85 percent of adults with autism don't have a job or are underemployed. Fortunately, with the right tools, tips, and support, you can find the right job for you and turn it into...
DeafBlind and Thriving
"Of all the obstacles people who are deafblind overcome, misconceptions don't have to be one of them." - HKNC In honor of Helen Keller’s birthday and Deafblind Awareness Week, we highlight a few individuals in the deafblind community that have shared their story of being DeafBlind and thriving.
Black, Disabled, and Proud: Modern Influencers and Historic Figures
We know it's important to pair actions with words – especially when advocating for racial equality and disability rights. In an effort to engage in meaningful activism, we're making a commitment to use our platform to share more #blackdisabledlivesmatter content (in addition to our usual disability advocacy). To start, here's...
How to Be an Activist When You Can't Attend Protests
"I'm disabled and have severe claustrophobia. Is there any other way I can help besides showing up to rallies and marches?"