10 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Kids With Chronic Illness – Part 6

This interview is the sixth and final interview for my series on kids with chronic illness. This time I interviewed my friend A’s 18-year-old daughter A whose 14-year-old sister featured in my previous interview. I, my friend A and A’s daughter A went on a fun shopping trip to NYC and had a very interesting […]






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28 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Kids With Chronic Illness – Part 5

This interview is the fifth in my series on kids with chronic illness. This time I interviewed my friend A’s 14-year-old daughter M who has asthma and was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. At the time of this interview, she was experiencing celiac symptoms, but had not yet received a definitive diagnosis. M’s mother A […]






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18 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Kids With Chronic Illness – Part 4

This interview is the fourth in my series on kids with chronic illness. This time I interviewed M’s 9-year-old daughter R who has celiac disease and suffers from congenital hypothyoidism because she was born without a thyroid. M explains that her daughter is “very smart and extremely knowledgeable about her conditions and can express herself […]






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27 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Kids With Chronic Illness – Part 3

This interview is the third in my series on kids with chronic illness. This time I interviewed my friend B’s 17-year-old daughter M. As B put it: “My daughter has two autoimmune diseases: psoriasis since age five and type 1 diabetes since age nine. Although she may be pretty laid back about it all, she […]






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20 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Kids With Chronic Illness – Part 2

This interview is the second in my series on kids with chronic illness. This time I interviewed my niece J, who is 18. Sarah: Can you please tell me what illness/illnesses you’ve been diagnosed with and describe its/their symptoms to me? J: ADD, which makes it difficult for me to concentrate in classrooms and keep […]






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