Stories Lived

Tag Archive: Illness / Condition

Can you find humor in cancer?

Rachel Shur had terminal cancer. She changed her life – survived – and started a nonprofit to help others who are afflicted with cancer, United Cancer Advocacy Action Network (UCAAN).   About the Filmmaker Submitted[…]

Miracle Baby

Kayla Lara is a teen that goes through challenges everyday that some of us don’t have to go through. She was born premature, and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Over the course of her life,[…]

Dr. Stephanie Logan

Dr. Stephanie Logan lost her hearing at the age of 23 when she contracted spinal meningitis. Originally on track for a Doctorate in music, this devastating loss caused Stephanie to change her course to Psychology.[…]

Pearson Syndrome and Eli: bELIeve!

Eli was diagnosed with Pearson Syndrome — a rare mitochondrial disease that develops into Kearns-Sayre Syndrome in children who survive infancy — when he was one year old, and his parents were told his life[…]

Over and Out

A short experimental film visually depicting diary entries from when I was in a psychiatric ward after attempted suicide. The film attempts to depict what living with major depression was actually like.   About the[…]

Day by Day

Cancer sucks… But one has to learn to accept it or it will eat you alive. I found acceptance through film and making movies. It offered an escape from the dreaded world of having chemo/radiation[…]

Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win

Migraines are something that plague nearly one in four individuals, equivalent to 24% of all people, all around the world. So really, it’s no surprise that I am one of those people…From being diagnosed with[…]

Trichotillomania and Corey

Corey, like thousands of others, has had to cope with having trichotillomania, a hair-pulling disorder. Though he has had much difficulty in the past, learning to accept and push past his problems have given him[…]

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service: Samantha’s Story

This is the incredible true story of a woman called Samantha and how a simple journey home turned her life upside down… and how a small charity called Norfolk Accident Rescue Service and a man[…]

Juvenile Arthritis: Go, Go, Go Graci!

Eleven-year-old Graci Diggs from Tipton, Mo., strives to find a cure for juvenile arthritis. When the disease locks her joints, not letting her get up from the bed, her family, friends and a hometown community[…]