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Invisible Illness

 

By Laura Abernethy in Metro.

 

 

Welcome to You Don’t Look Sick, our new weekly series about invisible illness and disabilities. There are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK, but for many of them, you would have no idea anything is wrong. Lots of people suffer from debilitating symptoms and daily struggles but when they are out in public, they are challenged when they use priority seats or disabled parking.

 

They’re told ‘but you don’t look sick’ because they don’t use a wheelchair or something people associate with disability. This series is a look at what it’s really like to live with a disability or illness that no one can see, discussing the symptoms that affect their lives every day and how they are treated when they are out in public.

 

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