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5 Ways My Illnesses Have Made Me Stronger

  My name is Emily Pierri. I am 17 years old, and I have been chronically ill for 8 years. My diagnoses are Type One Diabetes, Endometriosis, ARD (Adhesion Related Disorder), POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), Gastroparesis and MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome). One of the hardest things about living with multiple chronic illnesses is the constant internal battle to stay strong despite all of your suffering. I like to always reflect on the ways my illnesses have made me stronger a person despite all the challenges I have faced. 

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