Testimonials

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“Invisible chronic illnesses (ICI) have symptoms that are difficult to see and impossible to measure such as pain and fatigue. So those with ICI frequently encounter not compassion and support but impatience and skepticism from physicians and loved ones.”
Paul J. Donoghue and Mary Siegel, Authors of Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living With Invisible Chronic Illness

“Healthy” people need to open their eyes and hearts to those who are suffering. We wish the world could better understand the minute to minute physical and emotional struggle for those with invisible illnesses have to cope with. We wish everyone would step up, validate, and care for the chronically ill people in the same way they may care for someone with a “visible” illness.
Paula Kravitz, MSW, Chronic Illness Initiative, Asst. Dir. of Student Services
Lynn Royster, Ph.D., Director, The Chronic Illness Initiative
DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60604

“The National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week has been an incredible source of valuable information, exciting resources and encouraging guest speakers! We are so thankful for this month of recognition that gives us all the opportunity to ban together to create awareness and reach out to the millions of people living with chronic illness and pain. Our hats off to you!”
Wayne Connell, Founder and President of The Invisible Disabilities Advocate
www.InvisibleDisabilities.org

“As a Chronic Fatigue patient and as an R.N., I am happy to endorse and take part in Invisible Illness Awareness Week. It is exciting because identifying and explaining invisible illnesses will provide not only enlightenment, but also educational opportunities to interested persons everywhere.”
Carol Krejci, R.N., Author of Sowin’ Seeds and Touchin’ Lives

“It is vital that we increase awareness about invisible illness because people are suffering without the support needed to live full and productive lives in spite of their invisible illness.” Jo Franz, Author of Soar Unafraid, Learning to Trust No Matter What

“National Invisible Chronic Illness Week is an opportunity to reach out with understanding and encourage the millions of people who live in constant pain. Time management for people in pain is challenging, where a minute task can take an hour or more. It’s important for people in pain to choose to invest in people and keep life simple. We also want to raise awareness in healthy people’s hearts during this week to understand ways do make life easier and more abundant for those who suffer.”
Karen H Whiting, Author of Secrets of Success for Women: Time

“When someone appears physically normal people are less likely to show understanding and compassion. Invisible Illness week is an important opportunity to help families, businesses and communities understand that conditions without an outward sign are just as debilitating as other more visible illnesses and disabilities.”
Carmen Leal, Creator of SomeOne Cares Christian Caregiver Conference and
author of The Twenty-Third Psalm for Caregivers. www.someonecaresonline.com

“I believe it is crucial to bring awareness to invisible chronic illness! So little is understood, and the information can help change lives in a powerful and productive way, offering hope and compassion to those who so desperately need it!”
Laura Beth Young

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