Meet our writers
Sara Cohen- Program Director
Hello friends! My name is Sara and I have been a part of this program since its start in 2016. I have been diagnosed with Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (and the co-morbid conditions- POTS, Gastroparesis, MCAS), and Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome. Even though I have several chronic illnesses, I still love to ride and show horses! I am currently in school to become an Occupational Therapist so that I can help others continue doing what they love despite their circumstances. I love being part of this project and having the opportunity to connect with warriors across the globe! You are never alone, and are so much more than any diagnosis. You are a warrior!
Abby Chambers- Writer
Hi, my name is Abby and I have been diagnosed with Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome, chronic migraines, anxiety, depression, panic disorder and PTSD. I have been battling chronic illness for over 6 years and I've found it so important to focus on the good, even when things are difficult. Chronic illness has taken a lot away from me, but I love to spend time with my family and friends, take pictures, read poetry, and write. As a chronic illness warrior myself, I hope to spread hope and joy to others fighting their own chronic illness battles!
Ashley Walker- Writer
Hello! My name is Ashley Walker. I have been diagnosed with Alport’s Syndrome- Stage 1, Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome, Cardiomyopathy, Dysautonomia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and Gastroparesis and Intestinal Dysmotility. Music is a huge passion of mine and something that has gotten me through my different health battles. I am in college to be an occupational therapist and am extremely eager to use my experiences to help those around me. I am super excited to be a member of this team and have the opportunity to brighten someone’s day.
Jami Tomczyk- Writer
Hi! My name is Jami! I have Gastroparesis, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome. I have a true passion for dancing and do it 24/7 when my health allows! I also teach the younger students at my studio! After high school I hope to go to college for nursing as I want to make an impact on others like my nurses have on me. I have joined this project as I would love to have the opportunity to brighten someones day while they’re going through a hard time!
Juliet Inforzato- Writer
Lydia Vann- Writer