Teresa Marks from San Jose, California, is a singer-songwriter. Hers is a story of continuing to create her music to minister to others, despite the onset of a rare auto-immune disease-dermatomyositis-almost two years ago, and the continuing battle it has waged on her body. See: www.klema155.com
Maddie Dean (and mother Angela Dean) from Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a ten-year old girl and artist who at the age of three was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, juvenile dermatomyositis (JM). Her story is finding joy in the middle of the storm and giving back to those who have given her so much. See: https://www.facebook.com/Masterpieces-by-Maddie-501002630084767/
Sue Carpenter from San Jose, California, is a teacher and the mother of a daughter with juvenile dermatomyositis (JM). Hers is a story of making quilts to provide smiles to others with JM.
Suzanne Edison from Seattle, Washington, is a poet, educator, therapist, and mother of a daughter with juvenile myositis (JM). Her story is using her writing and creativity to process emotions, engage others, and raise awareness. See: www.seedison.com
Monica Michelle from Oakland, California, is a Children’s Book Illustrator, fantasy writer, and former photographer, and runs two podcasts: Invisible Not Broken, related to chronic illness, and a kids history podcast. Her story is one of persevering and thriving with invisible chronic illnesses through expressive art, and educating the public. See: https://www.owlandtwine.com/
Sharon Fendrich from Portland, Oregon, is a composer, pianist and vocalist. Hers is a story of finding a way towards physical and emotional healing through composing the music of difficult emotions such as grief or sorrow. See: www.SharonFendrich.com