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Being Happy with Cancer

Being Happy with Cancer

July 07, 2017

For 66-year-old Ashok, being diagnosed with lung cancer 8 years ago was difficult, but it strengthened his resolve to enjoy life. When asked, “what advice would you give to people diagnosed with cancer?” he replies, “Just be happy.” Being happy in the face of multiple treatment regimens is challenging, but...

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Living with Crohn's Disease and a PICC Line

Living with Crohn's Disease and a PICC Line

June 14, 2017

 My name is Michael Seres and I am the Founder and CEO  of 11 Health and Technologies. When I was 12, I was  diagnosed with the incurable bowel condition, Crohn’s Disease. After constant intestinal failure and numerous operations, the only solution to my problem was to undergo  a rare small...

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Brain Cancer Awareness Month – Finding Myself Again

Brain Cancer Awareness Month – Finding Myself Again

May 26, 2017

In honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, Robert Rabinovitz, Associate Professor of Design at the Parsons School of Design, shares his experience enduring a brain abscess and craniotomy, pushing towards recovery and finding himself again. January 19th of 2007 I was sitting in the product design computer lab at Parsons. It...

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Why I Love My Doctors

Why I Love My Doctors

April 05, 2017

On National Doctor Day, Doug Balder, architect and community activist, shared his story of why he loves his doctor. In 2015 Doug was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Stage 3. Multiple Myeloma is a blood cancer that can affect your bones. Doug has 7 compressed fractures in his back.     ...

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New Performances of Cancer

New Performances of Cancer

March 13, 2017 4 Comments

Dr. Susan Massad is a retired Doctor of Internal Medicine of 51 years.  Dr. Massad's focus was Doctor - Patient communication and the relationship in general.  She continues to lead workshops and conversations through the East Side Institute on creative aging, health and wellness and issues of dementia, death and...

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The Reality of Life with Lyme Disease

The Reality of Life with Lyme Disease

February 22, 2017

Cathy Rosa is an art therapist and yoga instructor from Hunterdon County, NJ, living with Chronic Late Stage Lyme and multiple Co- infections. (Erlichia, Babesia, Bartonella). She's the Mom of a beautiful 3 year old daughter who she says keeps her going every day. When asked about her experience with Lyme disease,...

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PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

February 02, 2017

Haley is a 23 year old Georgetown University graduate living in San Fransisco. She is currently being treated for Late-Stage Lyme disease, which she likely acquired at the Age of 11. Learn more about Hayley's complicated PICC Line journey below: I had two PICC lines over a period of 4 months,...

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Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

January 10, 2017 1 Comment

Allie William's Lyme disease journey is nothing short of inspirational. She went from experiencing inexplicable symptoms and repeatedly being told that there was nothing wrong with her, to finally receiving a correct diagnosis: Lyme disease. Allie is now undergoing treatment using a PICC Line, and loves her Care + Wear violet...

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Customer Interview: A day with AB

Customer Interview: A day with AB

December 08, 2016

Recently, we had the chance to sit down and chat with one of our amazing customers. She's been fighting lymphedema and we were so inspired by her story. Please see below for some tidbits from our catch up with her!  How has living with a PICC line been? It has...

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Emily's Entourage and the Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

Emily's Entourage and the Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

November 28, 2016

This week, we are partnering with Emily’s Entourage, an organization started by Emily Kramer-Golinkoff to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis research.  Until December 3rd, we will be giving 10% of proceeds from our Violet covers to Emily’s Entourage.  The story behind this incredible organization is an inspiring one...

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Guest Post: Jennifer's Story

Guest Post: Jennifer's Story

November 14, 2016

This week we asked our friend Jennifer Walzer Berkowitz to contribute her voice to our community.  Jennifer has been battling Lyme disease for years and we are so inspired by her resilience and strength.  We know you will be too: In June 2002, I was at a retreat in the...

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Guest Post: Living With Lyme

Guest Post: Living With Lyme

November 07, 2016

This week, we asked Valerie Brock to write a guest blog entry chronicling her experience with Chronic Lyme Disease.  She writes regularly about living with Lyme on her own blog, lilacandlyme.com.  Lyme is still a difficult disease to diagnose and treat in many cases, and symptoms can be difficult to...

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