You may remember AS warrior Charis from our interview entitled “Move Over Barbie. This is the Model Little Girls Should Idolize”. She discussed her journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis, detailing her diagnosis and the difficulties surrounding the underdiagnosed disease, aside from living with the physical pain.
In September she considered it an honor to be able to present a TEDx talk about living with her invisible illness via the Saramento TEDx Changemakers series. She inherited the disease from her father, and gave this moving speech just two weeks after he passed away.
“I hope you’ll watch and share this video to raise awareness about living with chronic illness, but I also hope you’ll take away something for your own journey.” ~Charis