Instagram Account Uses Animated Characters to Highlight Chronic Illnesses

An Instagram account is using well-loved characters from children’s animated movies to create memes that highlight some of the issues people living with chronic illnesses face in their everyday lives.

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As reported in The Mighty, the account was set up by 26-year-old Kellie Patricia in 2015. Patricia knows what it’s like to live with numerous chronic illnesses and wanted to use her experiences with diseases such as endometriosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease to help fellow sufferers realize they’re not alone and to hopefully bring a smile to their face.

Here are some examples of the memes featured on Patricia’s Chronic Illness Memes page.

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When feeling a new pain or symptom, you just sit there like, wait, is this a side effect, new problem, or just a rare occurrence?! Do I need to see a doctor, go to the ER, or just wait it out? More questions than answers arise. It's a complicated situation!😬 "Like" this if you can relate! Feel free to share with your friends or tag someone who understands the struggle! You are never alone.❤🙂 #spooniestrong #chronicillnessmemes #memes #chronicillness #chronicpain #autoimmune #disease #spoonie #support #awareness #invisibleillness #advocate #endo #crohns #ibd #scoliosis #arthritis #sickness #health #humor #flares #POTS #endometriosis #chronicmigraines #fibro #symptoms #endosisters #raredisease #GI

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It's never easy canceling plans because of how your body is feeling. It's even harder having to miss out on special events and occasions because of something that's out of your control, but don't be so hard on yourself. Take time to rest, relax, and nurture yourself. Take time for you when you need it the most.❤️ TAG a friend who understands the struggle or REPOST to share with others! #spooniestrong #chronicillnessmemes #memes #chronicillness #chronicpain #autoimmune #disease #spoonie #support #awareness #invisibleillness #advocate #endo #crohns #ibd #scoliosis #arthritis #sickness #health #humor #flares #POTS #endometriosis #chronicmigraines #fibro #symptoms #endosisters #raredisease #GI #cancelingplans

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