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Stigma Fighters – I Am Not A Martyr – by J.C. Hannigan

Growing up, I was told a lot that I am brave and strong. I was told that I handle my chronic pain bone disorder, Multiple Osteochondromas with grace. Those I loved were attempting to lift me up, but it actually had the opposite effect. It suffocated me. I was afraid that if I showed how [...]

By | 2017-01-23T07:59:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Brave People, chronic pain, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Valerie Ordonez

That ache in the stomach Your heart's pounding Your anxiety's taking over you You feel something's wrong with your body You know something is wrong but the doctors can't put a diagnosis on yours symptoms. No matter how many appointments, blood checks and many exams they put you through. Until one day, in a big [...]

By | 2015-11-30T17:39:32+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: chronic pain, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Caylee Shea

I am an #EverydayWarrior. Every day I wake up and face a battle. Not because I am courageous or brave. No, I face a battle every day because I have to. My name is Caylee Shea and I have debilitating, chronic illness. After receiving the Gardasil Vaccine when I was 19 years old, my life [...]

By | 2015-11-18T10:40:59+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: chronic pain|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: J.C. Hannigan

Chronic Pain and Depression I was born with a chronic pain bone disorder called Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE). I always struggle to explain this disorder in just a few short sentences. It seems so hard to condense everything I feel on a day to day basis, everything that I’ve been through because of this disorder, [...]

By | 2016-04-09T06:25:54+00:00 June 27th, 2014|Categories: Brave People, chronic pain, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |1 Comment