A Skeptic’s Journey With Chronic Illness

Although she’s very young, Ania Bula has dealt with Psoriatic Arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. With those illnesses come a host of people who think they have a quick cure:

Chronic illness is an invitation for everyone to comment: either with regards to a cause, a treatment, or otherwise. Suddenly, everyone’s aunt is an expert and everyone’s fad diet a cure. You wade through a constant stream of ignorance and lies, in a desperate attempt to find peace and a stop to pain. In my years living with both disorders I have been faith healed, poked, prodded, stuffed with powders and magic potions, and now is my opportunity to tell everyone about it.

Now, Bula is writing a book about her experiences dealing with both the diseases and the responses to them: Young, Sick and Invisible: A Skeptic’s Journey With Chronic Illness. She’s raising funds through IndieGogo, so check out the page and fund her project if you like what she has to offer!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.