Instagram Account Uses Animated Characters to Highlight Chronic Illnesses

An Instagram account is using well-loved characters from children's animated movies to create memes that highlight some of the issues people living with chronic illnesses face in their everyday lives. MORE: How social media is supporting people through cancer As reported in The Mighty, the account was set up by 26-year-old Kellie Patricia in 2015. Patricia knows what it's like to live with numerous chronic illnesses and wanted to use her experiences with diseases such as endometriosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease to help fellow sufferers realize they're not alone and to hopefully bring a smile to their face. Here are some examples of the memes featured on Patricia's Chronic Illness Memes page. MORE: 10 tips for a "common sense approach" to life with a chronic illness Prostate Cancer News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any q
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