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WHO CARES: Chronic Illness in America
WHO CARES: Chronic Illness in America

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We Want To Hear From You

Send us your story so we can publish it on this page!

What are your experiences with chronic illness? Are you stricken with chronic condition or are you caring for someone who is? Perhaps you have a relative or friend who wrestles with the day-to-day problems and dilemmas posed by these vexing diseases.

If so, we want to invite you to share your experiences with the readers of this Web site. What are your struggles living day-to-day with chronic illness? How has the health care system met - or NOT met - your needs? What has worked for you in your community? Send your story to us and we'll post it here in "Your Stories."

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Please note: Fred Friendly Seminars reserves the right to edit your piece for clarity and length. We can't guarantee that every submission will be posted.

Zoe Albright, Stroke
Betty Bennett, Kidney Disease
Roxanne Bedford-Curbow, Seizures
Valerie Brekke, Fibromyalgia
Lily Casura, Chronic Fatigue
Billie Davis, Peripheral Neuropathy
Penny Day, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Julia DeJesus, Seizure Disorder
MS Patient, Fairfax, VA
Charisse Farmer, Hydrocephalus
Katherine Fielder, Chronic Pain
Zoe Francis, Juvenile Diabetes
James Hines, Hemochromatosis
William Holford, Emphysema
Nancy K, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Patricia Lawson, Natural Rubber Latex Allergy
James Locke, Crohn's Disease
Gary Maslow, various
Kathy Matthews, Parkinson's
Andrea Meyer, MS
Gina Owens, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Alicia Salas, Chronic Pain
Allison Scott, Chronic Pain
Deborah Serrano, Stroke
Becky Shively, Phenylketonuria
Jennifer Smallin, Type I Diabetes
Joanna Southerland, Diabetes
Alina Valdes, Cystic Fibrosis
Elizabeth Wertz, Seizures


What Would You Do about the Chronic Care Crisis?

Either you or someone with whom you're close will be a patient or a caregiver, and you may be rudely surprised by your medical options. How should the health care system be changed to meet your needs and still be something the nation can afford? Write us your ideas about the issues that surround chronic illness and care. Please use the form below.

Jose Pedro Greer, Physician
W.F. Nagle, Physician
Ronda Riebman, Exercise
Cathleen Schilling, Case Manager
Jim Sykes

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