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Did you know that 40% of the U.S. population is living with a chronic illness?
That’s a lot of people! That 40% makes up about 133 million people, which is enough folks to fill every seat in the MetLife Stadium almost 2,000 times. Not a sports fan? Alright, imagine the entire population of Los Angeles…and then multiply that number by 35.
Long story short, the U.S. is home to a lot of people who live in bodies that aren’t working correctly for one reason or another, but surprisingly, there is still a whole lot of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding chronic illness.
The purpose of this blog is to shine a light on chronic illness; to educate everyone, to enlighten healthy people about what it’s really like to live with an illness day to day, and to provide a place of support and understanding for those who feel that they suffer in silence in the midst of a sickness that doesn’t go away.
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Best wishes and happy reading,
Em the Silver Spoonie