Resources

If this site has impacted you and you want more information, or to help those impacted by some of these illnesses, please refer to the sources included on this page.

Support

If you or someone you know has been impacted by chronic illness there are resources and support groups available.

The Mighty- https://themighty.com/chronic-illness/

Library of Resources- https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/ehclibrary/chronic/index.html

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness- http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic-illness.aspx

Donations

Here are some organizations that look for donations (time and money) to address some of the illnesses included in this project.

Lupus Foundation of America- http://www.lupus.org/action/join-the-fight

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America- https://secure.aafa.org/np/clients/aafa/donation.jsp?campaign=45&

Lymphoma Research Foundation- https://community.lymphoma.org

Arthritis Foundation- http://www.arthritis.org/donate.php

Sam has been very passionate about assisting others impacted by RA, lupus and breast cancer. Attached is a link to her fundraising page for The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run  which donates money to children with Juvenile Arthritis who cannot afford their medication. If you are interested in donating or participating in their annual 5K, check out the link below:

http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1160898&supId=440929401&_ga=1.79372114.791733988.1491356371

Information

Want to learn more about some of the illnesses you’ve seen here? Click on the links below to explore definitions, symptoms, treatments, patient outlooks and more.

Sam

http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/what-is-lupus

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/definition/con-20022916

http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/rheumatoid-arthritis/what-is-rheumatoid-arthritis.php

Eleri

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/basics/definition/con-20014378

Kevin

https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

Alex M

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3921083/

Alex

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma

https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/overview/html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postherpectic-neuralgia/basics/definition/con-20023743?p=1

http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma#panel1-1

https://www.lls.org/lymphoma/non-hodgkin-lymphoma?src1=20045&src2=