Michaela Shelley

Teen Chronic Illness Advocate/Blogger

Your not so typical 18 year old girl who just so happens to have Gastroparesis, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Common Variable Immunodeficiency, and Mitochondrial Disease. I eat through my heart with a central line going directly into my chest to receive proper nutrition. I tend to say "Ever since this began, I was blessed with a curse." Being diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses has changed my perspective on life for the better to bring advocacy and awareness for teenagers and young adults struggling with chronic illnesses.