Living with a Chronic Illness

Growing up is tough enough for teens and young adults, but living with a chronic disease adds even more complications, a panel of CHOC Children’s patients tell CHOC Radio.

In podcast No. 22, Cody, 23; Megan, 17; and Cole, 14 discuss aspects of life with a chronic illness:

  • The emotional impact of growing up with a longstanding condition
  • How an illness affects school, friendships and family
  • What advice they’d offer a newly diagnosed teen or young adult
  • Hopes and fears for the future.

 

CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.