Rare and Invisible Disability + Spoon Theory

November 1, 2021

Traditionally the month of October is the time to become aware of people with disabilities — either a visible or invisible disability — but here we’re drawing attention to all those who face physical and mental health challenges. With 1 in 10 Americans diagnosed with a rare disorder (whether it’s a visible or invisible disability) and all of the others making up ~ 25% of Americans with chronic health conditions, let’s practice an awareness on a daily basis.

Sunny Ammerman, NORD Ambassador for Indiana, talks about spoon theory, her role as a Patient Advocate for NORD and the Pituitary Network Association, and her blog, Insomnia Doodles.

Earlier podcast episodes have explored Disability Awareness — The D Word and The Pirate as a Disability Action Figure. To learn more about Rare Disease, listen to this podcast episode, It’s Not That Easy Being Rare.

Sunny is an avid gamer and Virtual Reality enthusiast; stay tuned for a future episode where she shares her love of VR.

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