Every young person working through significant health challenges has a story to tell.

“Storytelling is a way to recover the voice that illness, diagnosis, and treatment have taken away.” Johanna Shapiro, MD, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Latest from the Digging Deep blog:

The Importance of Time Away

Having children with chronic illnesses and disabilities makes finding time to get away one of the most complicated and emotional things that we do.

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About the Digging Deep Blog

Updated every Wednesday, the Digging Deep blog gathers voices of experts, survivors, parents, caregivers and patients to offer information and inspiration for everyone dealing with serious or chronic health conditions.

The Bright Side of Sickness

Five years ago, Nicole was diagnosed with Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome, a rare congenital condition that results in chronic pain. Now she says the condition and a surgery to correct it have helped her “focus on the most important issue of all: humans being there for one another when they need it the most.”

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Finding True North

Sometimes it is only when the path we are on is interrupted by unforeseen circumstances that we rediscover our own True North.

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