One Woman’s Brave Journey Teaching Her Child About Momma’s Autoimmune Conditions

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Today’s guest, Heather Foisy, is an autoimmune “thriver,” a chronic illness advocate, creator of, and now published author of a children’s picture book titled I’m the Biggest Helper with Momma’s Autoimmune Disease. This charming book explains invisible illnesses in an easy-to-learn way. Although written for the zero to six set, it’s an excellent book for all ages to understand what it is like day-to-day with something hard to see and even harder to understand, including the ups and downs of a long-term health condition.

Heather also shares
• How to explain your “invisible” condition(s) in ways that others can understand,
• How to choose the right medical team for you,
• Why it’s important to share your story and experiences,
• Great ideas to find more resources regarding your specific questions,
• How to move through and past the ever-changing landscape of autoimmune
and more…

More about our Guest: Heather Foisy is an autoimmune thriver, making the best of her life even with the diagnoses of lupus, Sjogren’s, vasculitis, NDPH, and other chronic pain conditions. As a patient advocate, Heather shares her own experiences and life-learnings on her blog

She started the site (with the help and support from her husband Marc) after experiencing another health crisis that shook her world upside down in late 2017, after struggling with health issues her entire adult life.

Now a devoted patient advocate, you can learn more about Heather and her book: I’m the Biggest Helper with Momma’s Autoimmune Disease here:

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