Dear Michael J. Fox,
Your Curb Your Enthusiasm appearances powerfully highlight the challenges and misconceptions those with chronic conditions face on a daily basis.
You’ve shown how one person’s story can make an impact and you have said that we’re given so few chances in this lifetime to make a real difference and change the world.
As you read this letter, millions of people around the world join with you in reading it as well…adding their memorable stories online and sharing with you their experience, living with chronic illness. All of these people are trying to make a difference.
I am asking you to share a simple story with Patient Commando. Maybe one that you might think is insignificant to others, but demonstrates nevertheless, how gritty it gets behind the hospital curtains along with the compliment of hilarity that sometimes is coupled with that experience. The more it is about thoughts and feelings, anxiety or relief, the better.
Together we can amplify the voices of those labelled with chronic condition and overcome what author Chimamanda Adichie coined as “the danger of a single story”: the idea that there’s only one way to tell a story and understand it.
You’ll find people similar to yourself, going online [...] continue the story