An invisible disease | Charis Hill | TEDxSacramentoSalon by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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“I'm here to talk about what you don't see.” Charis Hill relates her daily struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a currently incurable, progressive, and chronic form of arthritis.

Charis is a professional model, chronic disease advocate and blogger who lives with Ankylosing Spondylitis, severe depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. She is involved in local and national nonprofit organizations related to Spondylitis and Arthritis, is a regular contributor to awareness campaigns, and is active in local and national political legislation efforts for those living with chronic diseases. Charis graduated in 2009 from Meredith College, Magna Cum Laude, with a BA in Sociology.

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