InvisiYouth Spotlight Program
Spotlight StoryMeet Lael Newton
We've all got baggage, but it's the way we carry it, personalize it, and allow others to support us with it truly defines who we are as people. This is something that not only runs deeply in InvisiYouth's programs, but also within the mantra of our new guest writer, Lael Newton. A 19-year-old advocate, Lael was thrown into the chronic illness journey in her early teen years as she began having seizures, now diagnosed with Functional Seizures and Functional Neurological Disorder. While trying to balance all that was part of her life prior to her chronic illness to her life now, Lael has learned ways to adapt and excel. A big portion of her present is using her health journey to connect, motivate and support others. The Australian teen's advice for fellow chronic illness warriors, and our non-disabled allies is absolutely incredible and will fuel your hearts, we promise!