Author Archives: Leah Leilani

Chronic Illness and Offers of Prayers

When you have a friend or family member who’s experiencing health problems, your first thought might be to pray for physical healing. At times, it feels as if that’s the only way to help. But, as someone living with a chronic illness/disability, physical healing may not be…

Learning to Love the Little Things in Life

Everyone’s idea of what makes for a happy life is different. For example, some people like traveling all over the world or have a bucket list of places to go and things to do. On the other hand, some people simply want to have a good career and…

How Technology Improves the Lives of People with Disabilities

With technology at our fingertips, being unplugged and off grid can seem like something that exists only in a fiction novel. New smartphones come out each year, cars have built-in wifi, and music and television can be accessed from our almost anywhere. Just like everything in life, technology has its pros…

Why I Drink Gatorade

In 1965, a coach for the University of Florida football team — the Gators — noticed that his players were being affected by heat-related illnesses. The coach then asked a team of physicians to determine the exact cause for his players falling ill. The physicians discovered that the team was…

My Walk with Faith While Living with MD

People are always surprised at how faithful my family is. They think that because of my illness we would automatically throw our faith out the window, or that we would blame God for our circumstances. It’s quite the opposite actually. Growing up, I wouldn’t exactly say we were a family of…