Although she’s very young, Ania Bula has dealt with Psoriatic Arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. With those illnesses come a host of people who think they have a quick cure:
Chronic illness is an invitation for everyone to comment: either with regards to a cause, a treatment, or otherwise. Suddenly, everyone’s aunt is an expert and everyone’s fad diet a cure. You wade through a constant stream of ignorance and lies, in a desperate attempt to find peace and a stop to pain. In my years living with both disorders I have been faith healed, poked, prodded, stuffed with powders and magic potions, and now is my opportunity to tell everyone about it.
Now, Bula is writing a book about her experiences dealing with both the diseases and the responses to them: Young, Sick and Invisible: A Skeptic’s Journey With Chronic Illness. She’s raising funds through IndieGogo, so check out the page and fund her project if you like what she has to offer!