Teenagers With Thyroid Diseases, We Want You!
Teenagers and young adults are struggling with thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers — quite frankly, it’s devastating.
I became symptomatic in my late twenties, so I can’t imagine what my life would’ve been like had I experienced symptoms and been diagnosed at such a young age. My heart breaks for everyone who suffers with thyroid disease, of course. For teenagers and young adults, I feel the same empathy and heartache. However, I haven’t walked their mile; therefore, I can’t and wouldn’t speak on their behalf, as I believe it would be disrespectful.
At Dear Thyroid, we endeavor to make sure everyone has a voice and support from their peers. For that reason, we are seeking a teenager willing to write an ongoing letter series to their thyroid, one letter a month, sharing their experience of their disease.
Presently, to my knowledge, we have a few teenagers contending with thyroid disease and we’re hoping that one of you will consider writing this series. Please email Katie for further details. We’d love to hear from you.
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