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Iris Levi
· July 2, 2017
Thank you so much for this page...It's good to know that I am not alone in this frustration of feeling terrible but looking good. Don't get me wrong, I like getting compliments about my appearance, bu...t then on the other hand I feel that people sometimes don't believe or understand that I am in constant pain, and I have to prove that I am suffering... so that's another thing to cope with along with my physical issues, which is just too much right now when I don't have the energy to do so... See More
Jules Shapiro
· September 30, 2015
Thank you for this awareness platform, and for all of the work you do. Thank you, also for inviting The Chronically Awesome Foundation to participate officially in Invisible Illness Week 15. The Chron...ically Awesome Foundation appreciates your guest appearance on our podcast Chronic Chronicles. Not only did we have a great time, but it was very informative. We enjoyed learning about the history of your organization, your mission, and your plans for the future. We hope to have you as a guest again soon.
Lisa, you are an inspiration to all of us: leaders, advocates, and the thriving survivors out in the world who are living with invisible illness.
I give you a sixth star, that is your #ChronicallyAwesome star. I hope you wear it with pride!
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Liza La Bry
· October 30, 2015
Absolutely looove!!! What an amazing resource! #AwarenessISHalfTheBATTLE
and when it's an illness that is fought from the inside out and ONLY shows up outwardly when it's at a Critical point, it's ...pretty difficult for people to "understand" something they can't see in a seeing is believing kind of world... I get it but I also FEEL it everyday... It has made me more compassionate to the plights of ... Well... everyone...
Be kind to all for you do not know the battles they are fighting (have fought) just as they do not know those you have overcome (are overcoming).
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Darlene Opulski Hayden
· October 12, 2015
I think this distinct awareness for INVISIBLE DISEASE week is so necessary for the world of people who haven't got a clue
understanding how we FEEL, when told how great we look when in fact we're dyin...g on the inside!
We have a disease that doesn't
show...sometimes its a great thing...but for the most part, just want the same reaction anyone with a bad cold would get....a caring soul! ♡
Its bad enough to feel sick and live with chronic pain on a daily basis when people see you and say 'you look great' you must be feeling better! And you say No, They react almost in disbelief!
Regardless I refuse to allow myself to look so poorly on the outside just to allow people to understand this better in their eyes.
People can be so ignorant to this! My own husband said recently 'maybe you shouldn't show up for a doctor's appointment like you just left a photo shoot! How can they take you seriously while complaining about such serious symptoms and pain!??
I was quite upset obviously.
But this how people think!
THE world NEEDS to be educated on the many diseases
That are invisible !
Let's begin the process of teaching NOW. day at a time.....
We'll get there! ♡♡♡
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Jenn Hardesty
· September 26, 2015
This site is a Blessing to those of us with invisible illnesses. A safe harbor if you will that we can talk about what is going on with us without hearing negative criticism. We may not have all the s...ame things but we have gone through similar battles with people that don't understand. See More
Pamela Denise Bousquet Garcia
· March 11, 2014
Just because someone doesn't tell everyone they meet that they are in pain inside wither it be physical or emotional pain, does not change the fact that they are. And living with chronic pain on a basis is a hard thing to bear. And I pray that everyone that is in any sort of pain will be healed physically, mentally and spiritually. I ask this for myself and any other person on here that will receive it in Jesus name. Amen See More
Kelly Nunn
· August 17, 2015
It is nice to see that awareness is getting around. More people need to know and understand about this type of illness. I don't even feel comfortable getting and using a handicapped parking permit ev...en tho I hurt like hell after walking from truck to the store,around the store shopping and then back to the truck. See More
Jennifer Saake
· September 26, 2015
C.S. Lewis said, "Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one." This is what #IIWK is all about, letting others know they are not in the lonely, confusing, scary, frightening world of medical uniqueness! An idea whose time has come!!! See More
Sue Clark
· September 10, 2015
I just sheared this page with my family in the hopes that they will check it out and begin to understand what I go through each and every day. I love the tips and information and the sharing from oth...ers who also suffer in silence. See More
Carrie Kane Marko
· September 5, 2015
Thank you for creating such a great place for us all to go to to be more informed, share our experiences and support each other! Thank you!
Sheri Kay
· August 28, 2017
True blessing to so many suffering invisible illnesses! Thank you!
Alicia Orsi-Dobson
· August 14, 2016
Thank you for creating this page. I suffer from Chronic Lyme Disease its very frustrating some days are worse than others. Pages and, people like this help me know i am not fighting the battle alone. ...Thank You. See More
Heather Nelson
· September 30, 2015
This makes me feel so much less alone in my housebound state. I love this sight and the people behind it. God has used it in powerful ways for me.
Sylvia A Albertson
· September 12, 2013
I love to share with my invisible illness friends who are not invisible but willing to share from the heart and encourage from their hearts, to uplift each other. You are not alone!
Krystal Kauffman
· September 29, 2015
What a wonderful resource for those with invisible illnesses! I am so happy I found this, and I am enjoying participating in the conversations this week!
Laura Paugh
· March 13, 2017
It's so awesome to know I am not alone. Thank you for being there for us.
Patty Hicks
· September 9, 2013
What a blessing to have encouragement, comfort and understanding rolled into one package and tied up with the love of Christ.
Stephanie Rivedal
· September 9, 2015
This page is wonderful! I have Degenerative Scoliosis, and it's nice to have people who care, as well as give you support.
Crystal Turner
· September 9, 2015
This is wonderful !! Not only I, but many of my Friends have "invisible illnesses"... which are extremely difficult to deal with. Your Photos, Videos, and posts are helpful. Thanks for caring
and sh...aring! Sharing is LOVE♡ See More
Amber Scott
· September 30, 2015
Thanks for doing this...Its great to see people out there trying to make others aware of all thats going on.

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