Emilia Clarke, renowned for her portrayal of the fearless Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, proves to be just as courageous in real life. Beyond the realm of fantasy, she faced life-threatening challenges, surviving two brain aneurysms. The strength she exhibited on-screen mirrors her resilience off-screen, as she undertook extraordinary measures to ensure her survival. Clarke’s journey paints a portrait of a truly brave woman who conquered the impossible in both fiction and reality.
Serena Williams considers becoming a mom her greatest achievement — as well as one of her biggest challenges. Since welcoming her first child, she has had to overcome a series of difficult moments, including a life-threatening condition and postpartum depression. Still, she’s always open about her struggles, and her honest accounts reveal how her motherhood journey, thus far, has been both emotional and inspiring.
When a woman is pregnant, all she wants to hear from the doctors is good news. That her baby is developing fine, that the results of all screenings are perfect and that the health of a mom-to-be is thriving. But, unfortunately, life is not totally full of optimistic moments, and our today’s heroine knows a lot about it. Meet Victoria Roscow, a woman, who unexpectedly received totally heartbreaking news when she was pregnant, but was able to cope with the bitter dish that life has served her.
Doctors told a mom her unborn baby wouldn’t live, then she gave birth to ’a superhero’. The extraordinary baby girl has earned the playful moniker ’baby hulk’ due to an uncommon condition that has led to pronounced enlargement in her chest and arms. Let’s learn more about the magical story of this adorable tot.
Over three years ago, Kaitlin Burge, a mother whose son was diagnosed with cancer, shared a deeply moving photograph. In the picture, her son found solace in the comforting embrace of his older sister during a chemotherapy session. Today, after an arduous and determined fight, little Beckett has conquered his illness and is thriving in school. He even became one of the top students.
Charlotte and Isabelle Baldock are girls, who live with a special health condition. The sisters have to take more than 10 medications, 3 times a day, to manage their illness. Their parents decided to make an outstanding act of sacrifice. All they strive for is to save their beloved kids’ lives, and seems like both parents have no fear and hesitation and bravely face the ordeal of destiny.
Dementia is a condition that is often associated with mature age. However, one shocked woman revealed how she took her 7-year-old daughter to a usual eye test. That day the little girl was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia. Now the mom spreads awareness about her daughter’s condition and wants every parent to keep a watchful eye on their kids’ state.
As the years roll on and the initial honeymoon bliss becomes a thing of the past, reaching the decade milestone in a relationship can often illuminate specific challenges that are more prone to arise. Couples often begin to feel like mere roommates rather than romantic partners, and many individuals do not necessarily find having an affair a better solution.Our reader, Amy, faced something that forever shattered the peace of her family life: she suspected her husband of cheating. Amy wants to share her story so other couples don’t overlook these troubling symptoms.
David Phillip Vetter, a little boy with a rare condition called SCID, was born without a functioning immune system. His journey unfolded in a special plastic bubble, captivating hearts and impacting millions of lives even over 50 years later. Let’s explore the enduring legacy of this brave boy.
Miriam Gwynne is a Scottish mother of two autistic twins, with one of them being her son Isaac, who is also non-verbal. Miriam has had all kinds of challenges while raising a child who can’t verbally communicate his needs and desires. The boy had to attend a special school where all kids were non-verbal. Suddenly, at the age of 14 Isaac uttered his very first word and left everyone around him speechless.
The daughter of the famed zookeeper and conservationist, Steve Irwin, opened up about her history with endometriosis. In an interview, Bindi Irwin got candid about what she has learned from her painful experience and shared advice for others who might be dealing with the same health condition.
Selma Blair’s battle with MS had gone undiagnosed for 4 decades. Since then, she has had an incredible impact on the multiple sclerosis community and on how the world views it. Thanks to her experience, she was able to prevent her friend and former co-star Christina Applegate from facing a similar fate.
Ever since he opened up about his story, Michael J. Fox never has shied away from openly addressing his life with Parkinson’s. After retiring from the acting industry, the Back to the Future star has made it his life’s mission to raise awareness about his disease and support others like him. Yet, Michael has always been upfront with his fans, never concealing how hard this entire journey has been and continues to be for him.
Would you like to have a super memory? What if you could remember any piece of your life in great detail? For example, you’re walking down the street with a friend, and you hear a song. You remember hearing a fragment of this song ten years ago on TV during the winter holidays in the Alps. You remember every celebration of your birthday, every party in your life. Sounds cool, but is it so good to remember your whole life? Let’s find out by the example of a real person.
Stanley Tucci feels like he has a second chance at life. The Oscar-nominated actor revealed that he’s “incredibly lucky” to be alive after being diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. Tucci opened up about how he wouldn’t have been able to get through it without the help of his children and his wife, Felicity Blunt, the older sister of his The Devil Wears Prada co-star, Emily Blunt.
Recently, the renowned Colombian actress, Sofia Vergara, shared an emotional message in which she made public a condition she suffered at the beginning of her career, when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. According to data, this disease is more common in women and is usually diagnosed at an early age. However, about 98% of patients usually recover, so it’s ideal to focus on prevention.
The words Uncombable Hair Syndrome were definitely not something we ever expected we’d read, but we are so very thankful that we did. This condition happens to kids between 3 months and 12 years old and is characterized by the fact that their hair can’t be combed. Locklan Samples is a boy with this rare condition, and his fizzy hair could melt the coldest of hearts.
Born in 1946, she has dedicated her life to films, fighting for causes she considers just, and her family. Susan Abigail Sarandon (née Tomalin, but adopted her first husband’s name, Chris Sarandon, as her stage name) is not only one of the most popular faces in Hollywood but also in events related to endometriosis, a disease that she learned about late in life, which she was able to overcome with her conviction.
164 million Americans wear glasses, studies say. Thus, you probably know a person or 2 who needs glasses to see clearly. But have you ever wondered how those people see without a pair of glasses or contact lenses?
Elena may not be able to recognize her child among his peers. Every day, she tries to understand whether the man in front of her is her husband. This woman can’t remember faces. She even has to get to know her own face all over again every time she sees it in the mirror or in a photograph. This disorder is called prosopagnosia. It was mentioned, for example, in Alice Through the Looking Glass — when Humpty Dumpty says goodbye to Alice, he points out that he won’t be able to recognize her when they meet again. But, as it turns out, the inability to recognize faces doesn’t just happen in fairy tales.
If you were to count the number of hours you spend sitting during the day you would realize that it is far more than you would have guessed. The average adult American, for example, sits more than 8 hours a day, and the number is greater for teenagers. Sitting down has such a bad impact on our health, that it can lead to several chronic diseases. Gluteal amnesia, sometimes known as dead butt syndrome, is one of them. This condition happens when the muscles of your buttocks are damaged and this can affect your back, knees, and more.
It’s important to take care of our mental health, and it’s even better if we start at a young age. That’s why many schools have their own counselors and psychologists—their job is to make a more precise diagnosis of the kids’ development. However, sometimes their conclusions are not that accurate. In fact, as we can learn from the people in this thread created by a Twitter user, many of the things that their psychologists thought they had revealed about them, turned out to be hilarious.
Many times in movies and on TV shows we’ve seen how defibrillators bring people back to life. Someone’s heart stops beating, and the doctor shouts “Clear!” and shocks the patient, and they’re miraculously saved! However, that’s not actually how it works, and, in reality, a defibrillator wouldn’t be able to save that person. And there are other things that are only possible in movies, but not in real life.