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🎁 The holidays are a great time to begin or expand your smart home, as many devices go on sale. If you’re shopping for a loved one who has a disability, why not buy them life-changing technology like a smart light bulb or video doorbell instead of a new sweater? 👉 This guide can help you choose the right smart home device for yourself or someone with a disability in your life: https://bit.ly/3GzRP6n. #holidays #giftguides #giftideas #chronicillness #disability
"Watching your child get diagnosed with a health condition and adjusting to the new realities of life with a child with a medical condition can feel overwhelming and frightening. If your child just received a diagnosis, you may worry about what the future holds or seek out a sense of hope that everything will be OK. Here are five gentle reminders for anyone whose child was just diagnosed with a disability or chronic illness: https://bit.ly/3n751aH."
🗣 "At my first chemotherapy appointment, I wasn’t expecting such a reality check. I’d been diagnosed with cancer for four weeks at that point, but I don’t think it really hit me until that moment. I have cancer. And it’s a type of cancer I’ll need to deal with my entire life. The realization hit me like a truck." 👉 Read the complete story on The Mighty here: https://bit.ly/3vzu1Lu
"My prognosis is good. Lymphoma at 26 is unlikely to kill me. But still, it’s hard. And not just for typical reasons, like chemotherapy or nausea, but for other reasons as well. Here’s everything I wasn’t prepared for when I got diagnosed with cancer..." 📌 Read the full story on The Mighty: https://bit.ly/3lYETzy.
"Invisible disabilities often fly under the radar — both in name and in everyday life. Symptoms of invisible health conditions are often so hidden that the challenges of living with an invisible disability can often be frustrating and completely unexpected. Here are five of the most well-kept secrets of my life with an invisible disability — finally revealed." 📌 Full story on The Mighty: https://bit.ly/3ndNgGR.
"This First Alert system, while it makes me uneasy at times just to have, I also feel lucky that there are these devices that can save my life if in the event of an episode. I want to live a long life and there is technology, now, that can facilitate these desires. It’s also comforting knowing I have a tool to use in a crisis." 📌 Check out the full story on The Mighty here: https://bit.ly/3EcbnfZ