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Finding Purpose Through Pain

Founder of Chronically Fit Backpacks, Diana Donnarumma, began creating customized medical backpacks in 2016, inspired by her own personal battle with chronic illness. A recent college graduate, extremely driven to help others, became ill with Dysmotility of the stomach, including the small and large intestines. She considers herself a “girly-girl,” and the standardized medical grade backpacks for ...
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My Search for a Diagnosis - and for the Support of the Doctors

Over the course of the last five months, as a mere teenager, I've been diagnosed with a number of new chronic illnesses: Dysautonomia (POTS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gastroparesis....
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My Illness may have my body, but it does not have me

"Chronic illness is one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to go through in my life. It often feels nearly impossible to wake up every morning and continue the fight. There have been so many times throughout my journey where I didn't want to fight anymore, wanted to give into my illness-- let my body win."...
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Spoonie Stories: A Stronger, More Confident Me

"My diagnosis date I remember not as the day my life became sealed with an expectation date, but as the day I truly started living. Since stepping down from my career I have become a support group leader, patient advocate, public speaker, and illness blogger. These new ventures have opened incredible doors in my life and brought about tremendous changes in myself as an individual. I am now a ...
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