February 9, 2010

Chronic Illness Lecture

I attended the first segment of a three part lecture on Chronic Illness last month and thought I might pass along the information.

Down syndrome is not a chronic illness, it is simply a collection of characteristics that people with the chromosomal abnormality have in common - some are physical characteristics, some developmental. Even though some health issues are more common in the Down syndrome population, people with Down syndrome are generally just as healthy as your typical individual.

Nevertheless,  I wanted to attend this lecture in order to learn more about how to support people with chronic illnesses. There are a couple people I try to pray for because I know they have been coping with illness on a long-term basis, but I had not known how best to help them. What I didn't realize was that several aspects of the lecture would really hit home for me, as someone who has a child with consistent medical and developmental needs.

For those of you in Atlanta, I would definitely recommend attending the second and third segments of this lecture, whether or not you have a chronic illness. It will open your eyes to what other people may be going through and how you can help. Even if you didn't go to the first session, you'll still be able to pick up and follow along without problem.

Snapshots of a Life: A Perspective on Chronic Illness - a 15 year-long struggle shared by Andrea & Tim Kay
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 7:00pm -                         REALITY  of chronic illness
  • Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:00pm -                     RELIEF in the battle
  • Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 10:00am -                        REDEMPTION and hope for the future
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