Chronic Illness

Aliza’s Story: The Ultimate Gift

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 7, 2018

(1/7) “You May Need A Transplant” “In my mid-twenties I had not been feeling well. I went to the doctor,…

Learning to Advocate For My Health

By Sarah Gross | October 25, 2018

I was 16 when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and 23 when she died. I was 27 when…

Battle for A Better Life

By Michaela Abenson | October 18, 2018

As a young girl, I was ill for many years before being diagnosed. Like most people, I had never heard…

Young and Hurting: Trusting My Own Gut

By Batsheva Shachnovitz | October 17, 2018

Three years ago on Pesach I felt this terrible pain. A throbbing in my lower stomach and back area. The…

Endometriosis: Not What The Doctor Ordered

By Dina Devora Jacob | October 15, 2018

Being on the tail end of nine kids, I was often the person to move in with older siblings to…

It Could Happen to You: How I Became Addicted to Painkillers

By Rachel Cohen | July 15, 2018

In my world, drugs were a shrouded secret, spoken about in hushed voices, whispered behind cupped hands as though the…

Redeemed by Tzion

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 12, 2017

Filmed By: KotelTV- Moshe and Kochava Rozenbaum Over a year and a half ago, before I could know how full…

Shira’s Story: The Birth of The Layers Project

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 5, 2017

Photographed by Sara J Dsign (1/6) “It’s hard to believe it’s only been two years. Sometimes it seems like those…