Young People and Chronic Illness: True Stories, Help, and Hope

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Free Spirit Pub., 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 199 pages
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25% of today's teens have more to juggle than homework, friends, & soccer practice. They also manage a chronic illness. Written by a young woman who knows what it's like, YOUNG PEOPLE & CHRONIC ILLNESS offers straight talk & solid information on managing a chronic illness like lupus or asthma, & others - while living, learning, & goofing around like any other teenager. From discovery & diagnosis to day-to-day medical decisions, symptoms, & deciding what to tell friends, family, & teachers, this book offers the experienced wisdom of 10 teens & young adults. They share their stories, tips, & strategies for staying in charge of their illness while remaining in-sync with their lives. Each handles his or her illness differently. But all, like author Huegel who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when she was 12, have learned to know their bodies, communicate effectively with their doctors, & achieve their goals. Included chronic illnesses: asthma, hemophilia, diabetes, epilepsy, leukemia, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, congenital heart defect, & lupus.

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User Review  - Bonnie Chen - Goodreads

Bonnie Chen 1/11/12 Writing Arts Some might say that nonfiction books are boring, especially books that tell you experiences of others. However, Young People and Chronic Illness proves that thought ... Read full review

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User Review  - Genavieve - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book because I want to become a Child Life Specialist it was very informative and interesting I felt for the children and families having to go through some hard times. Read full review

About the author (1998)

KELLY HUEGEL IS A WRITER, EDITOR, AND AUTHOR OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS. SHE LIVES IN MARYLAND WITH AMY, HER PARTNER OF SEVERAL YEARS.

Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than 30 highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, including books in the Toddler Tools board book series, the Best Behavior series for young children, and the Laugh & Learn series for preteens. Her most recent titles include Diapers Are Not Forever and Listening Time and Bye-Bye Time from the Toddler Tools series. Elizabeth lives with her husband, daughter, son, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

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