Venus M Wiggins
Venus M Wiggins

My brother was diagnosed with cancer. It has been detrimental watching him go through the chemo and radiaton treatments. He is my pillar of strength, he always has a smile on his face even though I know he is in pain. "Invisible diseases can deplete you as well as family members mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. You must stay strong, because what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger!

Paula Andrea
Paula Andrea
  • Venus M Wiggins

<3 Venus, I am so sorry! You are strong indeed!

Angel Nowicki
Angel Nowicki
  • Venus M Wiggins

I am so sorry. Imma pray for you both. Love you

Beverly Williams
Beverly Williams
  • Venus M Wiggins

God Got us we have to hold on to his Grace and Mercy Love you all !

Venus M Wiggins
Venus M Wiggins
  • Venus M Wiggins

Thanks Adam, luv ya!!!!

Sarah Hanke
Sarah Hanke
  • Venus M Wiggins

I will pray for you and your family and especially your brother who is fighting cancer. I love your attitude. Stay strong but there is a time for tears too. Don't deny your emotions around safe people.

Janis Gill
Janis Gill

All Auto-Immune Disorders also fall in this category such as Lupus, RA, Crohns, even Asthma are very disabling. Big Cameron and I struggle sometimes to overcome the effects of Cameron's Sensory Integration/Aspergers and our multiple health issues and many people don't understand what it takes to get us up and out the door with a smile on our faces to spite what we are really going through! I totally understand that you can't judge any book by the cover, sometimes you have to talk to people...

All Auto-Immune Disorders also fall in this category such as Lupus, RA, Crohns, even Asthma are very disabling. Big Cameron and I struggle sometimes to overcome the effects of Cameron's Sensory Integration/Aspergers and our multiple health issues and many people don't understand what it takes to get us up and out the door with a smile on our faces to spite what we are really going through! I totally understand that you can't judge any book by the cover, sometimes you have to talk to people to gain knowledge and understanding so we can be more tolerant of each other. You never really know what a family if going through so if you are wondering what is up with me and my late mornings or why I am in a poor mood when you see me, just ask me! I am always glad to educate others on my world of unseen disabilities.

Janis Gill
Janis Gill
  • Janis Gill

EVERYDAY!!!

Sarah Hanke
Sarah Hanke
  • Janis Gill

I joined a website entitled "PatientsLikeMe.com and it has lifted my spirits by other sick people who understand and we support each other. Please check it out and pass the website on to others.

Lynette Smith
Lynette Smith

Hi I would like to say I hear all the time you don't look sick , well I am I have Lupus and there is pain all the time. There are times I cant walk but who knows about that I am in my house.I was turned down 3 times for disability I even have a doctors paper saying 100% disabled how does that work.I had to leave my job last aug no income very little to take care of my 2 girls now I have to get my rent together by the 4th of oct or I will lose my house.I have went to all the churches and so...

Hi I would like to say I hear all the time you don't look sick , well I am I have Lupus and there is pain all the time. There are times I cant walk but who knows about that I am in my house.I was turned down 3 times for disability I even have a doctors paper saying 100% disabled how does that work.I had to leave my job last aug no income very little to take care of my 2 girls now I have to get my rent together by the 4th of oct or I will lose my house.I have went to all the churches and so called places that say they can help but they don't care. I sent my papers to the disability office because they asked me too so we could work on getting in front of a judge so I can get the money I should be gettting , they told me they will do what they can but they only really help people that are close to death who tells you that. So I though wow if they could see this they would no the truth that I am close to death I have no lupus doc because I don't have the right medical to pay for it because they cant see it.I want the world to know we are out here and we need the help that can keep us up above waters.God bless all of you that are going thought some kind of invisible disabilities don't let know one tell you that you are wrong for fighting for what is right god bless.I love you aunt tanya.

Shawn Shawn
Shawn Shawn
  • Lynette Smith

My wife goes throught that every day too!

Lynette Smith
Lynette Smith
  • Lynette Smith

it is one of the hardest things you can hear from people you dont look sick ,i just look at them and say your right i dont but do you live in my body ,Please need to think before they open there months because they never know what could happen to them

Robin Van Horn
Robin Van Horn

People just dont get it that i am sick...just because i choose to push through it every day and try to appear as normal people think i am not sick anymore...my illness is lifelong...i am sick of them saying...are you better now? Thuey will never get it unless you say cancer ir diabetes they dont have a clue even when you have explained it! A lady who was just overweight chased me ariund walmart irdering me to give her my wheelie cart saying" you arent handicappedyou dont need that ...

Robin Van Horn
Robin Van Horn
  • Robin Van Horn

I said you arent sick you just want it cause you are fat and then i showed her my feet which are curled under and turned inward and she looked mortified at what she had done.

Mary Anne Reutzel
Mary Anne Reutzel

Many people who went to school with me and even those who know me today have NO idea that I have epilepsy.
because I have been controlled and take medication every day. I am always aware of how different my life would have been without that medication. SUPPORT MEDICAL RESEARCH.

Paige Harrison Hale
Paige Harrison Hale
  • Mary Anne Reutzel

I agree completely. I would not have been able to live such a productive life without my seizure medication. We are blessed to live in this time in history.

Wanda Ludke
Wanda Ludke

I HATE WHEN PPL SAY " YOU LOOK FINE TO ME".

Carol Huffman
Carol Huffman
  • Wanda Ludke

I hear that all the time about Randy!

Michelle Brantly
Michelle Brantly

I have two invisible illnesses and I'm young but it doesn't define me. It has changed me and my life for sure and I hope I can help bring awareness to other young people like myself or younger so they know that their not alone & jus maybe others can open their eyes to see how many people suffer in silence out of fear of their closet peers & even family!!!

Sarah Hanke
Sarah Hanke
  • Michelle Brantly

I love your positive attitude despite your health problem(s). It is sad that our ignorant society forces us to suffer in silence due to fear.

Shirley Keller-Wolfe
Shirley Keller-Wolfe

I suffer from R/A & Fibro, our diseases need to become more mainstream. Even a lot of Drs are clueless!

Sarah Hanke
Sarah Hanke
  • Shirley Keller-Wolfe

I too suffer from invisible illnesses. People need to be made aware of invisible illnesses. I too have OA and Fibromyalgia.

JRforever Roach
JRforever Roach

I also have an invisible illness...

Marianne Oakley
Marianne Oakley
  • JRforever Roach

Me too...I have an invisible illness.

Sonia Burke-smith
Sonia Burke-smith

We have become so focused on looks and forget that past physical disabilities there are are also so many our eyes can not see. As a mother of special children I have personally experienced this on many levels more recently a son being turned down for funding because he looks and acts so "normal" but can't cross the street by himself.We need to embrace all that struggle with hidden disabilities and help them reach their full potential and we can only accomplish that with education and...

We have become so focused on looks and forget that past physical disabilities there are are also so many our eyes can not see. As a mother of special children I have personally experienced this on many levels more recently a son being turned down for funding because he looks and acts so "normal" but can't cross the street by himself.We need to embrace all that struggle with hidden disabilities and help them reach their full potential and we can only accomplish that with education and awareness because it hurts when people think my son is on drugs or drunk when he is autistic or my other son is considered lazy when is has diagnosed learning disabilities that aren't acknowledged in the educational system what is really sad is the effect this all has on their self esteem and their dreams of their future. They are not damaged they are different but with the same hopes, dreams and desires as any human being and to be be treated as less is what is damaging them. Peace live4love always thanks.

Sarah Hanke
Sarah Hanke
  • Sonia Burke-smith

You have had a rough time and so many people misjudge because they don't understand or don't care to know what you and your special needs children are up against. Stop gossiping about others unless you have walked in their shoes.

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