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Call-out articles for The Mighty

The following are my pieces based on what the community shared with The Mighty. Many people living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome need to apply for disability benefits at some point of their journey. This is what they wished the people who decide…
Karina wears a red The Mighty Shirt and a blue flower in her short, brown hair. She is smiling.
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Internship at The Mighty

During September 2018, I had the great pleasure to work as a temporary staff member for The Mighty, the largest online magazine for people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The Mighty shares articles written by authors that have…
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Yes, we care! - A campaign for children with rare diseases

The Care-for-Rare Foundation contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to join their new campaign. Of course, I wanted to! And I would like to recommend this project to you. Why? Because the Care-for-Rare Foundation is committed to…
Old Building of the Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco with a statue in the foreground.
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Positive Care - a short documentary

Positive Care is a short documentary about the lives of previous and current residents at Laguna Honda's Positive Care Unit in San Francisco.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTEYPmyXH5g&frags=pl%2Cwn  
Christoph Glötzner racing down a hill in a blue skiing outfit with a red helmet and a scarf covering his whole face.
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Christoph races through life on one leg.

When the helicopter circled over the area on June 13, 2007, the residents knew something terrible must have happened. However, nobody would have guessed what a three-year-old had to endure right at this moment. The accident The child…
Butterfly which is a lateral cut through the spinal cord as well. It is striped like a zebra.

German Podcast

My German podcast contains interviews with people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses, as well as with medical professionals. If you speak German, check out the ”5-questions-for” interview series: https://www.holy-shit-i-…
Denise sits in her wheelchair on a beach. She is waring ankle, knee and wrist braces. Also she wears white pants, a blue shirt and red lipstick. Her hair are red and short. In the background is the ocean and some green grass.
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30 doctors have been wrong for 12 years: The medical odyssey of Denise B.

Denise lived with excruciating pain. Her skin was covered in hematomas and no doctor could help her. It was twelve years later, when the surprising diagnosis was revealed, and it came close to salvation. Early in Denise’s life doctors…
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Collaborative Work: Journos From The Blog

  In 2018, I started to study "international journalism" at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. For my first assignment in the cross-platform module, I was part of a group project with five other students from all around the world.  Let…
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Pain medication, legalized marijuana and chronic illness

I spoke to Monica who lives with a rare and painful illness called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Find out how she copes with the daily problems, what medication she takes, and what it means to her to live in CA where marijuana is now completely legal.   Bild:…
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Short Clips

Those couple of short clips were part of my practice during the documentary filmmaking module at Edinburgh Napier University.  My husband playing the ukulele for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vycAwNTCJ9k&frags=pl%2Cwn Full…
A bottle of Care by Design medical cannabis on a table
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Medical marijuana - a medication in CA, and a drug in Germany

Germany and the US have many apparent differences. However, the gap couldn’t be larger in terms of people discussing marijuana, especially for medical use. Uncountable patients that suffer from chronic pain live in Germany, and many of them…
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Living with medical marijuana as a German in California

What happens if you move from Germany to San Francisco without proper pain medication? You try cannabis for the first time!   If you want to read this article, it is available at: Journos From The Blog Interested in learning more…