InvisiYouth Spotlight Program
Spotlight StoryMeet Elina Passant
It is equally important to find ways to turn aspects of your life into your passions, as it is to find things that'll help you decompress and have fun. These are traits that are massively important when you are growing up as a young person with a chronic illness/disability, and traits valuable to Elina Passant. A teen from Australia, Elina's lifelong journey to her diagnosis of hypermobile-Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and other health issues like profound deafness and neurological conditions, has shaped her perspective on life and what she finds important in enjoying it. That's why she build her own social enterprise brand, Chronic Youth Australia last year and been part of InvisiYouth's leadership as an IY Apprentice, and why she also advocates for young people to find hobbies outside of their health issues so they can feel well-rounded and supported as the full person. Elina's advice through her life journey will give you tips on sharpening your perspective to live your best life!