Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Faces of chronic illnesses: Southeast community shares hidden realities

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Profiles by Nicolette Baker, Photos by Anna Estes

Chronic illnesses can be visible or invisible. A person can be diagnosed in childhood or the illness may be discovered later in life. No matter the condition, they all impact each person in different ways. In this gallery series, six members of the Southeast community share their personal experiences with chronic illness. They discuss what they’ve learned, and what they’d like others to learn through their eyes.