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I Still Dream Big: Stories of Teens Living with Chronic Illness

Posted Jan 31 2010 12:00am
For the benefit of Pediatric MS, I wanted to share the information found below, that may effect a Teen with MS. -

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One day you’re hanging out with friends, at the mall, playing basketball at school, dreaming about your latest crush, and the next you’re in a hospital hooked up to tubes and wondering if you’ll ever feel normal again. Getting sick is never a part of the plan.

I Still Dream Big: Stories of Teens Living with Chronic Illness shares the stories of seventeen young people living with different chronic illnesses. Lupus. Diabetes. Multiple Sclerosis. Crohn’s. Rheumatoid Arthritis. No matter what the diagnosis, these young people share an important thing in common—their lives have been changed dramatically by illness. In their own words, these young people share their feelings about things like friendship, dating, independence, coping with medications, and their concerns and hopes for the future. Everyday issues—made more complicated by a chronic illness.

The voices of the teens in this book are filled with tenacity and optimism despite the very real challenges they face. As eighteen-year-old Jamie says, “You define yourself, not something written in a medical chart. I Still Dream Big is a celebration of life and a reminder to all of us to hold onto our own dreams for the future—and to remember to DREAM BIG.

The book is available for purchase at , at the publisher’s site, www.authorhouse.com , and at all major book outlets.

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