Zebra Spotlight: Bill Hoffmeyer

Each month, we will shine the spotlight on an inspirational “zebra,” who helps bring visibility to invisible illnesses.
Featured Image for "The Power of Social Media When You Are Chronically Ill, (Written by Katie Dama-Jaskolski, President & Co-Founder)"
I spend a lot of time on Facebook. A. Lot. In fact, thinking of not having Facebook makes my hands sweat and gives me a knot in my stomach. I have been thinking
Featured Image for "Why I Have Back-to-School Depression as a Chronically Ill Teacher (Written by Katie Dama-Jaskolski, President & Co-Founder)"
As I sit here in the infusion center, on back-to-school eve, I feel a mix of emotions. Hopeful, excited, scared and even a bit depressed to see summer go. Yes, I love summer.
Featured Image for "An Ode to My Thighs: Thank You for Helping Me Through Chronic Illness, (Written by Katie Dama-Jaskolski, President & Co-Founder)"
To my lovely thighs: When I started gymnastics, I quickly realized I was one of the gymnasts with “the big thighs.” I grew to hate you. Through elementary school, through middle and high school and
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Caretakers, in my opinion, are unsung heroes. Often it is the person who is sick that receives the caring phone calls, messages, care packages, etc. My caretakers are the ones who have been
Featured Image for "10 Strategies to Help You Feel Beautiful When You’re Chronically Ill (Written by Katie Dama-Jaskolski, President & Co-Founder)"
Let’s face it. It’s hard to feel attractive in your own skin when you feel like your body is turning on you. If I am sick, I struggle with feeling beautiful in my
This post is not meant to offend anyone.  But it is something that I constantly experience on a day to day basis.  I know in my heart people mean well.  And that they
For as long as I can remember, I have been angry with my body for one reason or another. As a gymnast for 19 years, one might imagine the body image issues I