Like our models, everyone on the Mighty Well team has direct, lived experience with chronic illness, either as a patient themselves or as a caregiver.
Today we’re excited to feature someone who is a member of the Mighty Well family in more ways than one. Meet Mighty Model Max Logan, one of our Mighty Models and a previous Mighty Well intern!
Here are a few highlights of our interview with Max…
“I know what it is like to go from feeling on top of the world to struggling to get down a flight of stairs without help.”
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Max Logan and I am currently a senior at the University of Connecticut where I am studying Business Management and Communications. I was lucky enough to intern with Mighty Well during the summer of 2018.
How did you find out you had a chronic illness?
As a young athlete playing for a nationally ranked soccer team and for a triple A hockey team, I felt invincible. That was until a long battle with Lyme disease and two co-infections called Babesiosis and Bartonella prevented me from playing and also kept me from attending school for three years. For 12 months I received my medicine through a PICC line that I was self-conscious of and wished of a way to better cover and protect it.
Has your illness given you strength?
My experience with illness has given me a lot of strengths. It was a humbling experience that has ensured that I do not take anything for granted. I know what it is like to go from feeling on top of the world to struggling to get down a flight of stairs without help. More importantly, I have a better understanding of the day to day tribulations that people battle through. No matter how much residual pain I experience, I know that there are many people who are not as lucky as me and are still fighting Lyme disease or a different illness.
What was it like to model for Mighty Well?
Modeling for Mighty Well was a great experience. It was wonderful to be in a room where people were celebrated for the strength and willpower they use everyday to overcome their illnesses.
Thank you Max, for modeling for Mighty Well, working with us as an intern, and for sharing your story of how you turned sickness into strength.