Screen Name: Chronically Awesome Jules
Overview: We are a program of education and advocacy for The Chronically Awesome Foundation. Hosted by Jules of The Chronically Awesome Foundation and a generous donation of volunteer time by Donna Kay.
Biography: Chronic Chronicles began airing in 2012 with the mission to bring a positive and uplifting message to the chronic illness community based on the Chronically Awesome Philosophy which conveys that there is life after diagnosis. Gifts can be found in a Chronically Awesome life, and life is not over, a new life path has begun. When you are Chronically Awesome, everything you do reminds you that you can do more, not that you must then do less. Chronically Awesome is an additive attitude, not a subtractive or defeated lifestyle that limits you. Each show is an education, advocacy, or lifestyle topic and is a program of The Chronically Awesome Foundation.
The show is hosted by noted blogger, health advocate, and founder/executive director of the Chronically Awesome Foundation: Jules Shapiro. Donna Kay, known for her positive attitude not only in the crohn's community but in the entire Chronically Awesome community. Donna gives of her time as a volunteer to the Chronically Awesome foundation as a co-host for Chronic Chronicles each week, proving that no matter where your illness has taken you, you can be positive and move forward in your life. Donna has experienced it all in her life with Crohn's, either through her own illness, or through the several members of her family that also have the illness, and she is still smiling and helping her community.
The Chronically Awesome Foundation was founded in 2012, and based on the phenomenon of the twitter hashtag #chronicallyawesome and the WhatTheJules blogging community. The Foundation strives to cultivate and support the creative chronically awesome community of writers and artists, crafters, and artisans of all kinds to educate the public, and raise awareness about their needs, and advocate for resources to fight conditions they represent. The Chronically Awesome community is made up of individuals with varying chronic conditions both physical and psychological. What they all share is adherence to the credo that chronically awesome is a lifestyle choice for the chronically ill; it's about taking the word ill our of our thinking, and being as awesome as we can be every day.