Autoimmune Disorders

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Autoimmune Disorders

Addison’s disease

Addison’s disease is a chronic endocrine system disorder that causes progressive anemia, low blood pressure, weakness, and more. For those who live with the condition, resilience and perseverance are necessary. We would love to share your stories to inspire and encourage others living with the same condition. Release TBA


Amyloidosis is a group of diseases that result from abnormal protein deposits in various tissues of the body. Proteins can accumulate in isolated tissue or be widespread, affecting numerous organs and tissues. Release TBA

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is an autoimmune disease in the form of an arthritis of the spine which causes swelling between the vertebrae. This condition is more prevalent in men and tends to run in families. We would love to share your stories of overcoming the pain, swelling, and stiffness that can result in the vertebrae of the spine fusing together. Release TBA

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases arise from an abnormal immune response against substances commonly found in the body; therefore, causing the body to fight against itself. Such a reaction may only affect a particular organ, or the disease can cause multi-systemic involvement. We want to share how you live well while balancing the nuances of any autoimmune disease not already listed here. Release TBA

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

Fatigue is debilitating, encompassing, and life-changing. We know because we live with it. Navigating life when the exhaustion is overwhelming seems impossible, but we know that you do it every single day. Tell us your inspiring stories of how you give ME/CFS a kick! Your stories will inspire others within the community. Release TBA 

Chronic Pain

Do you live in pain every single day, but the cause doesn’t fall under the topics covered above? If so, this book is for you. We want to hear all about how you have lived with pain and how you overcome it in your life. Your experiences can inspire the way other people live their lives. Share your struggles, your resolve, and your successes. Planned Release TBA

Chronic Pelvic Pain

For women, chronic pelvic pain can be one of the most misunderstood causes of debilitating, disruptive pain in the body. Your stories are important to women living with the same issues that have yet to find any resolve. Some of the conditions we know that cause chronic pelvic pain are endometriosis, PCOS, inflammatory disease, fibroids, interstitial cystitis, pelvic congestion syndrome, and semen allergies. We know that this list is not complete, so please don’t limit yourself to one of these diagnoses to submit your story. Inspire other women who suffer in silence by sharing your tales. Planned Release TBA

Dysautonomia (All forms)

Over 70 million people worldwide live with various forms of dysautonomia. It affects individuals of all ages. POTS is one of the most common forms for dysautonomia. Living with the physical symptoms can be difficult, but living is what we do. We want to hear your stories of overcoming challenges to embrace each day. We know that your stories will be an inspiration to those within the community. Release TBA 


Fibromyalgia affects as many as 5 million Americans. It is a condition that causes significant muscle pain, joint stiffness, nerve pain, and more. For those living with FM; some days, weeks, and months are more of a challenge than others. It’s during those difficult times when strength, perseverance, and determination become evident. Our Stories of Strength wants to give your pain a voice while reflecting moments in time where living your best life became your way of life. Release TBA 

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune condition in which the thyroid gland produces excessive hormones. For the men and women affected by this disease, they experience a wide array of symptoms that include nervousness, heart palpitations, heat intolerance, and weight loss. Release TBA

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. An estimated 3.3 million women and an estimated 1.6 million men are affected by IC. Release TBA

Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes

To quote a dear friend whose child has Type 1 diabetes, “I’m forever hopeful for medical advancement, but in awe at what [my child] overcomes each day in school, life, and sports.” These are the stories that inspire hope and teach others to live life to the fullest extent each day and are the stories we want to share. Release TBA


Have you been challenged to overcome much as a result of Lupus? The struggles you face are real and so is how you choose to shine every single day. Your experiences and triumphs can change the world for just one person who feels alone while living with the same problems. We want to hear your stories! Planned Release TBA

Lyme Disease

It is a multi-systemic inflammatory infection caused by the bite of an infected tick. Lyme disease can cause some a multitude of symptoms, transmit in utero, and can turn into chronic Lyme — a chronic multi-systemic autoimmune condition; thus, changing a person’s life forever. We want to share your stories of overcoming the challenges of this infection. Release TBA

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects people to varying degrees. For every individual living with MS, a level of strength and determination has been found to continue living in the best possible manner, and we want to showcase these stories. Release TBA

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Raynaud’s phenomenon causes blood flow to the skin, especially in the fingers and toes, to reduce as a result of cold or stress and is more intensified than a typical body response. In an attack, the vessels narrow faster and tighter resulting in numbness and pain once the blood flow returns to the extremities. This condition requires some to adjust how they live and work to reduce the number of attacks and the resulting pain. We want to know how you do what you do! Release TBA

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects joints. It may result in deformed and painful joints, which can lead to loss of function. The disease may also have signs and symptoms in organs other than joints. We want to hear your stories of triumph! Release TBA


Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) is classified as a form of dysautonomia by some physicians. Although Our Stories of Strength is accepting submissions for an anthology that could encompass RSDS, we believe that these stories deserve a platform all of their own. We would love to hear how you navigate life, enjoy each moment, and celebrate your successes along the way. Release TBA

Thyroid Conditions

The thyroid is a gland that causes a wide array of health issues; some of them are debilitating. Within the Thyroid community, we’ve heard stories of triumph, perseverance, and strength from the core of people. These stories and the people who tell them are inspiring. We want to hear yours, too! Tell us how you’ve overcome challenges to achieve your dreams – large and small. Planned Release 2015

Ulcerative Colitis and Chron’s Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a category of bowel disorders that includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The effects of these conditions can be life-changing. Release TBA


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