CNN Health Facebook chat: Chronic illness
Those living with chronic illness submitted photos of family members, nature and pets to show what hope means to them.
September 20th, 2012
09:32 AM ET

CNN Health Facebook chat: Chronic illness

Our story on talking to someone with a chronic illness received a tremendous, and positive, response from readers last week.

Many of you wanted to share your own stories of living with chronic illness and weigh in on how some well-meaning comments can be misinterpreted, as well as offer tips of your own.

The article's author, Lisa Copen, founded Rest Ministries to encourage others who live with chronic illness or pain. Copen has agreed to host a live chat on the CNN Health Facebook page on Friday from 12 to 1 p.m. ET. She'll be joined by others who live with chronic and sometimes invisible illnesses, as well as members of the CNN.com Health team.

So many of you have stressed the need to raise awareness of those living with chronic illness and their sometimes-daily struggle. This chat is an effort to continue that conversation with our readers. Please join us.

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