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Trevis Gleason

"You Were Probably SPMS from the Beginning"

Writer Trevis Gleason goes back in time to the day he was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Woman writing a letter to herself in a journal.

Dear Psoriasis: An Open Letter

What can you learn from 20 years of coexisting with a chronic condition? Sabrina Skiles shares her story.

Woman writing a letter in a journal.

Letter to Myself: On Becoming a Compassionate Caregiver

Veteran caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack shares her history of caregiving and offers her younger self the compassion and advice she so often tells others.

Woman writing with a pen in a journal.

After a Decade of Disease: This is What I Would Tell My Younger Self

K.J. Ramsey was diagnosed with AS in her 20s — she was afraid and in pain, with no idea what the next decade would bring. If only she could go back and talk to that 20 year old...

MJ embracing life in Brusselton, UK.

Meet MJ, The Former Mommy Blogger Who Now Writes About Ankylosing Spondylitis

In her new blog: “Kicking Hoops and Shooting Goals,” MJ Rowan captures the daily irony and flow of living with AS and fibromyalgia — both of which she has. MJ crafts an irresistible story you almost certainly cannot stop reading mid-paragraph.

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Newly Diagnosed With Bipolar? Don’t Be Afraid!

The diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be terrifying. Charita Cole Brown pens a consoling letter to the newly diagnosed that there is hope and adventure with bipolar disorder.

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Letter to Neurologists from an MS patient

Jackie Zimmerman articulates what MS patients need from their neurologists at the time of diagnosis and throughout their treatment, and shares lessons learned.

Woman writting letter

Letter to My Younger Self Regarding Psoriasis

Patient expert Sabrina Skiles pens a poignant letter to her younger self packed full of insights learned from living with psoriasis.

Mandy Morgan Girls With Guts.

A Letter to My Younger Self, Before IBD Diagnosis

Mandy writes to her prediagnosis self about living with ulcerative colitis (UC) and what she wishes she had known.

Jackie with her husband

Married to Someone With IBD? This Letter's for You

Being the spouse to someone with UC can be challenging, but this woman with UC has a message for you: You’re the real MVP.