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Join our growing community! We are connecting with locals, planning support groups, and participating in and supporting important events.

Share Your Story

There are millions of individuals all over the world living with autoimmune disease. Sharing your story is a way to tap into this community and inspire others, while also serving as a way to reflect on your own experiences. We invite you to share your unique journey with autoimmune disease or chronic illness and what you’ve discovered along the way.

If you’re unsure about where to begin, here are a few helpful questions:

What does a “typical” day look like for you in managing your illness?

Describe your first symptoms, including how you felt, where you were, how you reacted, etc.

How has your perspective changed since you fell ill or were diagnosed? Do you see the world differently in some way?

Living with chronic illness, it can often feel you have no control. What are some examples of things you’ve discovered are within your control?

Describe a few challenges you’ve overcome.

What advice would you give to someone who has recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease?

What does the word “support” mean to you? In what way have you been supported by others?

Have your relationships with friends and family changed? How so?

Please note to send in a story you must be 18 years of age and you must read and agree to the Terms & Conditions including the User Submission Release Agreement found in the Privacy Policy link at the bottom of this page. Submitting your story grants the Global Autoimmune Institute, its affiliates, and licensees permission to publish your story. Your personal information will not be shared or sold to third parties.

Submit your story on the Contact Us form to Share Your Story >

Community Events

Our curated list of events, activities, and conferences relating to autoimmune disease will be posted in NEWS + EVENTS. We hope to see you there!

Support Group

Autoimmune Aware is a dynamic support group focused on creating an inclusive space for the autoimmune disease and chronic illness community to thrive, with monthly gatherings to share, learn, and connect.

Our pilot program is starting in San Diego, California, with the goal of building new groups all over the nation and worldwide.  Read More >  

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