This week WEGO Health is highlighting Disabilities Health Activist, Emily!
Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights advocate whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. In the years following her time with Big Bird and Elmo, Emily has become an emerging leader in the advocacy field. read more »
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my role as a caregiver over the course of my life, in particular, in reference to my 3 children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder that causes non-malignant tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. I know what you’re thinking, “3 kids with TSC? … what??” Yeah. And an ex-husband, his sister, and her two kids with the disease. My ex-husband’s father had TSC and we think this was the first case in the family. Not much was known back then about the genetics of Tuberous Sclerosis and his manifestations of the disease were mainly intractable seizures starting at age 40 onward. Anyway, that’s the background, now here goes a glimpse:
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This week WEGO Health is highlighting Fitness and Healthy Living health Activist, Rachel.
The holidays have arrived and with the festivities, those of us with a chronic illness can feel bombarded by a wave of emotions that are fresh and raw. Rather than participating in this season of joy, the list of expectations – mostly
those we put on ourselves – can leave us feeling depressed and lacking.
As one who has lived with rheumatoid arthritis for 21 years, I have the gift of experience – through lots of trial and error. At last, I feel I can put aside some of the chaos and enjoy that which I deem most worthwhile.