“People want to know about your illness, so they ask you. You explain it, but they still refuse to believe you. You think, ‘You just asked me and I just told you.’ They are thinking, ‘But they look OK on the outside.’ Yet, we don’t know what the illness or injury has damaged. We don’t know what all is going on, on the inside. … We need to believe them” says Wayne Connell, IDA founder and president.
Wayne shares 7 points about invisible disabilities and how to be a source of support to those who live with them. Wayne’s wife, Sherri lives with debilitating Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Late Lyme Disease and Chemical Injury.
Thank you to the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation – CSF for hosting and recording this conference!