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This week on SheSlays we have with us, Ms. Kirtida Kirtida Oza was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, a rare rheumatic condition, after 13 long years of struggling with her symptoms in 2002. She experienced sudden fevers, respiratory problems, burning blurry eyes, dental problems and had a weak immunity. Sjogren is an autoimmune condition, which progresses with age. Kirtida is truly a champion who has battled all curveballs life throws her way. With her steely determination and zest for life, she started Sjogren India, a support group for patients battling this debilitating disease in India.
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This week on SheSlays we have with us, Ms. Ishani The Covid - 19 pandemic's second wave in India has caused unprecedented devastation. In these times, we bring to you the story of Ishani - a Covid-19 warrior, who battled the infection and emerged victorious. 18-year old Ishani experienced severe symptoms like cough, body ache and high fever. She was in isolation. Slowly and steadily, with timely medical treatment, nutritious diet and rest, she recovered. Ishani's story is one of hope, resilience and healing.
Here's how Pooja dealt with postpartum depression and founded a brand to help other mothers like her
This week on SheSlays we have with us, Ms. Pooja A corporate professional, Pooja Kochar started blogging to pursue her passion. However, when she was pregnant in her early thirties, she faced pregnancy complications and subsequently, postpartum depression. Her journey as a new mother resulted in her establishing her digital venture 'iMOM' which helps mothers streamline their homegrown brands online. Her will to overcome hurdles and her passion truly make her a champion.
This week on SheSlays we have with us, Ms. Priya Bhargava Priya was diagnosed with Lupus at the tender age of 19. The progression of the disease caused deterioration of her physical and mental health. But, she fought it all with utmost courage and bravery. Her story is one of sheer grit and determination. Priya was crowned Miss India Wheelchair 2015 and was also conferred the prestigious Naari Pratibha Puraskar in 2017 by the Govt of India. She is a true champion who with her strength has braved all odds.
This week on SheSlays we have with us, Ms. Sahithi Mannar Sahithi is a sexual abuse survivor and activist, who was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a deep personal loss in her early 20s. Her earlier experiences further contributed to deterioration of her mental health. She sought therapy, and focused on her passion for Kuchipudi to recover from her diagnosis. Today, she is a writer, a mental health advocate and a clinical psychologist in the making.
She Slays, Episode 73 | Getting diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia in my mid-thirties was disheartening but I fight it out, says Rohini
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This week on SheSlays we have with us, Ms. Rohini Sharma Rohini Sharma, was diagnosed with the debilitating condition of Trigeminal Neuralgia in her mid thirties. As a working professional, it was extremely difficult for her to manage her diagnosis as it adversely affected her physical and mental health. This diagnosis meant multiple visits to the doctor and also entailed heavy dosage of medicines. After four years of medical treatment, she is now focusing on lifestyle changes to help her manage the diagnosis. Rohini is a true fighter, whose health story is a true reflection of her courage and strength.
Neetu Suffered From An Incurable Autoimmune Disorder Called Scleroderma. Listen How She Battled It Out
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This week on SheSlays we have with us, Mrs. Neetu Wadhwa Neetu was diagnosed in 2009 with Scleroderma which is a Chronic Rheumatic Condition. Her symptoms were visible from 2006 and her diagnosis journey was full of trials, resulting in multiple doctor visits with varying symptoms starting from Acid Reflux, Breathing issues, Joint pains, Swelling in fingers, and Blue fingers. Scleroderma is an incurable autoimmune condition, and hence she had to manage the symptoms effectively with medical intervention. With adequate medical attention and effective lifestyle changes, today, she has emerged a triumphant hero, who is challenging her diagnosis and the limitations it comes with as a true warrior. She is also the founder of Scleroderma India, an advocacy group generating awareness about the condition.
A Leg Fracture, Second Degree Burns, & Covid-19 Infection Made Pankhuri Completely Immobalise But She Battled Everything Like A Warrior
This week on SheSlays we have with us, Ms Pankhuri Srivastava. Pankhuri is a 19 year old student, pursuing Psychology Honours in Delhi. Pankhuri was recovering from a major leg fracture when she tested positive for Covid 19. This diagnosis was shocking for her as she was already immobilized because of the fracture. With the positive diagnosis, she had to further quarantine herself. The difficult road to recovery also took a toll on her mental health. She also battled through second-degree burns in this time period. Her unparalleled courage and strength were tested, but she championed through all these struggles and emerged victorious. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
This week on SheSlays we have with us, Mrs. Nagalakshmi Sivaramakrishnan Nagalakshmi is a mother of two, and a working professional based out of Delhi. A decade ago, she suffered a severe slip disc. For several months, she was on near-bed rest. She had to take care of her son, who was a toddler then and had to also maintain a balance between her work life. She battled this painful condition for nearly two years. Physiotherapy and lifestyle changes helped her battle her diagnosis. She is a true champion whose determination to stay fit made her health journey inspiration to many around her. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
This week on She Slays, we have with us Malavika Rao. Malavika is a 22 year old student, who battled PCOS, during her teenage years. Malavika experienced extremely irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings and weight issues. But, Malavika fought her diagnosis with grit and determination. She adopted a holistic approach and combined Ayurveda with balanced diet and a strict workout regime. Today, she lives her life to the fullest, and has proved that with courage and bravery, we can win anything battle in life. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
Hello everyone. Welcome back to another She Slays champion story. This week on She Slays, we have with us Varnita Paliwal. Varnita experienced debilitating panic attacks during her teenage years. Failure in an examination and the breakdown of a relationship precipitated this Anxiety. However, her situation got much better after she sought help for anxiety. Having been through anxiety and depression, she now is a Mental Health Warrior who blogs about mental Health. She is working towards dismantling misconceptions associated with this topic and aims to spread valuable information about the same. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
This week on She Slays, we have with us Gauri Gupta. Gauri Gupta is a 20 year old student, who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida: Myelomeningocele, at birth. This diagnosis meant that the wheelchair was her constant companion, and growing up, she faced several hurdles due to the same. She overcame all hurdles and now is studying at Lady Shri Ram College. She is a disability rights activist, who fiercely advocates against ableism and is a catalyst of change in the movement demanding more accessibility for people with different abilities. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
68: Anchal Is A Breast Cancer Survivor. It's Her Determination That She Battled This Disease Even At Stage-3
This week on She Slays, we have with us Anchal Sharma. After emerging triumphant from a difficult childhood, Anchal was diagnosed with Stage - 3 Breast Cancer, on her birthday. For a woman in her thirties, it was a big setback. But Anchal battled her diagnosis with courage, and today is a proud cancer fighter- who runs her foundation Cancer to Life and also is the founder of Meals of Happiness - an organisation that has provided food and nutrition to more than 2 million people. Anchal is a true fighter, who overcame all odds, with determination, will power and sheer courage. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
67: From Being Diagnosed With Intellectual Deficiency To Participating In Special Olympics. This Is Simran's Story
This week on She Slays, we have with us Simran Pujara. Simran is a 22 year old student residing in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. She was diagnosed with Intellectual Deficiency early on in her childhood. Simran, and her mother, Kavita Pujara, who shares this story of true determination and grit with us, battled all obstacles that came their way and emerged victorious. Today, Simran is an excellent Badminton player, who has been training to participate in the Special Olympics. Her story is immensely inspirational, teaching us how even in there is always a silver lining and that life can be beautiful even in the face of adversity.
This week on She Slays, we have with us Saloni Shah. Saloni is a mother of two children, who faced unprecedented difficulty in her second pregnancy. She was diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which meant that her pregnancy was extremely difficult to detect and that there could be complications during childbirth. She had severe pain and extreme vomiting, owing to which her doctor advised her to terminate the pregnancy. However, she fought all odds and gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Nirvaan. Today, Saloni is a super mom, thriving in all spheres of life. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
This week on She Slays, we have with us, Sandhya Krishnan. Sandhya was diagnosed with Tuberculosis, at a time when she least expected it. The early diagnosis helped her to seek effective treatment for TB. Her experiences as a TB survivor, allowed her to reflect and today, she is a TB awareness Advocate. Sandhya is a certified mind and wellness coach, who has inspired several people to embark on the journey towards the betterment of their health. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
This week on She Slays, we have with us Sanika Devdikar. Sanika was diagnosed with depression and anxiety in 2012. Early diagnosis and effective therapy helped her take affirmative action. After four years of therapy and counselling, at the age of 20, she started her commercial art journey and there has been no looking back since. She is also an acclaimed photographer and has worked for Dove and Getty images. Sanika has also started her own initiative 'Hrudayaantar' which encourages conversations about mental health, with the motive to spread the message of kindness. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
63: Tanisha Is A Mrs India Winner But A Few Years Back She Was Battling Out Cancer. This Is Her Story
This week on She Slays, we have with us, Tanisha Roy. Tanisha was diagnosed with Cancer in 2018 when what was supposed to be a minor salivary gland tumour, turned out to be malignant. The early diagnosis helped her take curative action. However, her bodily changes and the subsequent negativity she faced from those around her, caused her to be diagnosed with major depression. She then persevered and embarked on her fitness journey. A year and a half later, she has crowned Mrs India and has won two other prestigious beauty pageants since. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
62: At 10, Paromita Was Diagnosed With A Hair Loss Disorder. Mocked For Her Condition, This Is How She Carries On With A Smile
This week on She Slays, we have with us Paromita Gupta, who was only 10 years old when she was diagnosed with Alopecia, an autoimmune disease causing hair loss. Alopecia Areata is a condition which has no known cure, and thus, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding the treatment for it. Although Paromita was bullied and mocked for being bald growing up, today she takes pride in her appearance and is inspiring others. Come let's listen to this champs story.
This week on She Slays, we have with us Niharika Kaim who is a fighter, having battled Depression and PCOD. Niharika was fresh out of law college when she was diagnosed with PCOD. The condition caused her to gain weight and eventually led to depression, taking a toll on her personal and professional life. Eventually, she made a tremendous lifestyle change, which caused her to lose weight, and caused an improvement in her PCOD-related symptoms. She says for her, an exercise is a form of therapy. Today, she leads a healthier life and spreads awareness about women's healthcare. Come let's listen to this champs story.
This week on She Slays, we have with us Keyuri Bhanushali. At the age of 26, Keyuri developed a persistent cough, which she dismissed as common flu. Later, when a doctor told her to get further tests, it was found that the cough was indeed tuberculosis. Not diminishing her faith, she was sure to fight the disease, but unfortunately, hers was a rare case of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Despite it all, Keyuri fought for three years and emerged victoriously. She now spreads awareness about TB as an active member of the survivor's community. Come let's listen to this champs story.
This week on She Slays, we have Vachasamrita Saiju, who was only 14-years-old when she was diagnosed with SLE or commonly known as Lupus. Lupus is an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its tissues. It affects the joints, skin, kidneys, brain, heart and lungs. A true champion indeed she has today connected with Lupus patients from all over India! Along with her doctor and fellow Lupus patients in Kerala, she co-founded the Lupus Trust India, which is the first organisation committed to addressing the needs of Lupus patients in India. Come let's listen to this fighter's story.
58: Jyotsana Was Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes 5 Years Back. Listen How She Is Dealing With It Today
This week on She Slays, we have 27 years old, Jyotsana Rangeen with us, from Delhi, India. A project management specialist with HCL Technologies and a practising professional dancer and choreographer, Jyotsana was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2015, and today has been living with the disease for five years. Come let's listen to this fighter's story.
This week on She Slays, we have with us Sadaf Siddiqi, who suffered from a major slip disc accident while pursuing her dream of becoming a cabin crew member. From flying high, working long shifts and lifting heavy-duty, Sadaf was suddenly in so much pain that she couldn't even stand straight and had to move back home to begin her treatment. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
56: Even Type 1 Diabetes Couldn’t Stop Nupur Lalvani, Instead It Gave Her The Strength To Help Others. This Is Her Story
This week on She Slays, we Nupur Lalvani with us who is joining us to educate us about diabetes. Nupur has been living with type 1 diabetes since the last 25 years and requires 4-6 injections daily and sugar tests on a glucometer 5-7 times every day, to keep her diabetes in check. But a She Slays champ indeed, she founded Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation to support those living with diabetes in India. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
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This week on It's Okay, Chhaya talks about the mental health implications of living in a polluted city, such as Delhi. Elaborating on the stress and anxiety the pollution is causing, especially considering the upcoming Diwali season is causing, Chhaya discusses solutions and steps we all can take on an individual level to be healthier, and to safeguard our mental and physical health this season. Tune in to listen to this week's letter, now streaming on healthshots.com or your favourite audio streaming platform.
This week on She Slays, we have Meenakshi Shekharan with us, who dealt with her first epilepsy attack at the age of 13. An incurable disease, Epilepsy resulted in various tribulations for Meenakshi, including short term memory loss. It was only at the age of 21 that Meenakshi connected with a doctor who found the right medicine that could control her fits. And thus began a journey from depression to optimism. Come let us listen to her story.
This week's champion is Swati Suramya. Swati was 34, when a regular health check up and a random self-breast exam led to the discovery of a large lump, about 3-4 cm in radius in her left breast. A follow-up with a gynaecologist confirmed the lump to be cancerous. Swati was diagnosed with Breast Cancer Stage 2. So come, let's listen to this She Slays champ's story of triumphing over breast cancer, to commemorate the breast cancer awareness month.
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This week on It's Okay, Chhaya talks about turning out to be Covid Ve+, amidst the unlock days. The stress, loneliness and the anxiety that follows, forces Chhaya to deal with her circumstances. She must arm herself with proper isolation, research and fluids. Tune in to listen to this week's letter, now streaming on healthshots.com or your favourite audio streaming platform.
53: Complications In The Treatment of Jaundice Left Kopal With Stomach Enlargement. This Is Her Story
This week's champion is Kopal Awasthi. Kopal was diagnosed with Jaundice at the mere age of three years. What started as a fever, resulted in an emergency hospital admission. With all the medications going in her and continuous hospitalisations, she had to drop out of school. Further complications in her treatment resulted in stomach enlargement and continuous glucose intake. Come let's listen to this champ's story.
This month is marked as the Breast Cancer Awareness month. To commemorate the occasion, we have with us Neeti Leekha Chhabra, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 31. Neeti not only triumphed over the disease but also started an NGO called Yes to Life to spread awareness and information about the disease. So come, let's listen to this She Slays champ's story.
24: On This World Mental Health Day, Join Chhaya To Know How To Keep A Check On Your Emotional Health
This week on It's Okay, we are celebrating the mental health week. So on the occasion, Chhaya talks about keeping a check on our emotional and mental well being, especially as we become more socially connected and social media-driven. She shares her own worries and concerns that crop up by the extensive use of social media and reminds her friend Zindagi and her dear listeners about keeping the distinction between the reel and real-life intact. Tune in to listen to our letter, now streaming on healthshots.com or your favourite audio streaming platform.
Our this week's She Slays champion is Bhawna Mehta - a lifestyle and food influencer. Five years ago, on a family trip, Bhawna fell sick and couldn’t eat anything. She was admitted to a hospital, under a suspected cancer diagnosis. Instead she was diagnosed with a non-malignant cyst. The traumatic experience also led to an anxiety disorder diagnosis, which took three years for Bhawna. This is her story.
This week on She Slays, we have Bhagyashri Prabhakaran, a 46-year-old woman, working in the publishing industry. An athlete in her former days, Bhagyashri has mostly led a healthy and balanced life. Trouble began when during the course of her first pregnancy, she discovered that she was severely anaemic. The problem got aggravated with the birth of her second child. After suffering for a long time and even slipping into a coma in 2017. This is her story.
This week on It’s okay Chhaya shares a common concern amongst youngsters these days: imposter syndrome. The bane of social media is that it keeps us updated on others’ lives and we end up comparing, competing and discounting our work and achievements. Chhaya opens up about going through something similar and discusses ways to tackle imposter syndrome. Tune in to listen to our letter, now streaming on healthshots.com or your favourite audio streaming platform.
This week we on She Slays, we are in conversation with 26-years-old Harini Joshi from Gujarat. Harini was diagnosed with two holes in her heart when she was merely 2-3 years old. She went ahead to get an open heart surgery done at the age of 4 in Chennai and was implanted with a pacemaker. Today her heart is fully dependent on the pacemaker for its functioning. Harini mostly leads a normal life, apart from ensuring her pacemaker never runs out of battery and avoids too much exertion. Come let's listen to her story.
This week we on She Slays, we have Sarwat Pawar, who has been dealing with severe migraines since the age of 12. Headaches rendered Sarwat helpless on many occasions when migraines stalled her daily functionality and often made her feel dizzy and nauseous too. After visiting many doctors and following different prescriptions, Sarwat decided to take matters in her own hand and follow home remedies and a healthier diet. Come let's listen to her story.
This week on It's okay, our host Chhaya Dabas talks about misogyny and the patriarchal biases women deal with on a daily basis. The 23rd letter to her Dear Zindagi talks about the undue stress and mental fatigue these daily biases lead to and how much it bruises somebody's mental health to be discriminated against or see and receive differential treatment. This week's letter is written in light of current events and the talk of how we must make our surroundings safer and more respectful of women's personal spaces. Chhaya shares her own dealings with patriarchal representations and discussions that sometimes take place even within close circles. Join in this week as Chhaya shares her woes and hopes to find some respite and rescue by talking to her pal, Dear Zindagi.
47: Listen To The Story Of Unnati, Who Survived Suicidal Tendencies And Is Now Helping Others Dealing With It
This week on She Slays, we commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day. We are joined by 20-years-old Unnati, from Jharkhand. Unnati had been dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD for four years and many times went on the verge of committing suicide, up until a few months when she attempted and overdosed on sleeping pills. She Slays, she speaks about her journey about mental health. Stay tuned in and don't forget to like, share and subscribe to She Slays.
Hello everyone, welcome back to She Slays. This week we are in conversation with 19-years-old Ashi Sharma, who is an undergraduate student of Applied Psychology. Ashi developed a severe case of depression at the age of 16. Sexual abuse traumas, slutshaming and name-calling made it impossible to recover from her health problem. Ashi did try to reach out to people, but owing to the limited awareness of mental health, her efforts bore no fruit. She knew that therapy would be a blacklisted tipic in her household and she personally wanted to avoid medication. So Ashi decided to help herself in her own hands. She began going for regular walks and tried different activities each day and continued to invest in self-care and self-love. Listen to Ashi’s story on healthshots.com to learn how she overcame her depression. We hope her story inspired you and encourages you to take better care of your health. Till then stay tuned in and don't forget to like, share and subscribe to She Slays.
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This week on It's Okay, we talk about the feeling of hopelessness and joblessness - something the youth if this country is jostling with. Many youngsters have been let go off and there is a feeling of hopelessness of when will the current situation better. We speak to somebody who is in this boat and is trying to keel her morale up by considering this to be a temporary problem. Let's see if we all can find some hope and solutions to hold on to. Tune in to listen to our letter, now streaming on healthshots.com or your favourite audio streaming platform.
Hello everyone, welcome back to She Slays. We have another champion story for all of you today. This week we are in conversation with 34-years-old MBA student, Divya Chaudhary, who suffered from a slip disc injury in the year 2008 when she fell from the stairs. The injury resulted in indescribable back pain which further radiated to my right leg, rendering Divya completely bedridden. Listen to Divya's story on healthshots.com to learn how she overcame her injury by turning to yoga and exercises. We hope her story inspired you and encourages you to take better care of your health. Till then stay tuned in and don't forget to like, share and subscribe to She Slays.
Preeti Singh is a 45-years-old, communication consultant from Delhi who was diagnosed with a rare disorders called the Guillain-Barre syndrome Gullian Bars syndrome or GBS. While she was on a trip in Vietnam, a sudden loss of sensation in her legs and breathlessness coupled with heaviness, resulted in a two-day hospital admission and eventual paralysis. Tune in to this week's she slays and listen to this champion's story who not only reversed her paralysis but also triumphed over GBS. Only on She Slays now streaming on healthshots.com (http://healthshots.com/) or your favourite audio platform.
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Seeing a glimmer of hope with declining cases, only to see them escalate once again, Chhaya has decided to block negativity for a week and only focus on self and positivity. In this new letter on It’s Okay, Chhaya writes about her comfort routines and points such as favourite movies, music, food and mandalas that are therapeutic and calming in nature. Sometimes it is needed to go back to safe and nurturing memories to come back stronger and face the world again. So tune in to this week’s letter as Chhaya and her pal Zindagi, talk about life, emotions, thoughts and everything that makes us human. Now streaming on healthshots.com or your favourite audio streaming platform.
This week on She Slays, we have Puja Bhushan with. 48-year-old Puja is the head of the design department at Petals Children’s Wear and lives and works in Delhi. Puja was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst on her left ovary and deep pelvic endometriosis along with fatty liver, high blood pressure, multiple allergies and acute anxiety. In a bid to avoid the complexities of a surgery, Puja tried homeopathy and ayurveda for over a year but only to see no progress. By now the fear of the cyst turning malignant had also become prominent. It was only after 18 months of suffering, when her ovarian cancer marker count began to increase, that Puja turned towards naturopathy. This science of healing taught her to independently work to improve her health by changing her lifestyle, diet and exercising. She opted to skip dairy and dedicated herself to yoga and natural cures. Come, tune in to listen to her story of championing over her health concerns only on She Slays, now streaming on healthshots.com or your favourite audio streaming platforms.
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We've always heard that we should eat a light dinner to avoid weight gain. But what exactly to eat is still a mystery. Today in this episode of Science Waala Gyaan, Dr Lovneet Batra will tell you what you can eat in dinner to lose weight.
This week's story is of a mother, dealing with the woes and health hassles of breastfeeding. While chosen motherhood is indeed a blessing, there are a lot of health concerns that new mothers go through, which is seldom spoken of. So incredibly happy to have with us, Sabika Mirza as our She Slays champion this week. Sabika is an entrepreneur and a loving mother to a four-month-old baby. Due to complications related to breastfeeding and a vitamin deficiency, Sabika had to switch to the formula to protect her and her child's health. This led to severe mental duress and stress for Sabika, who wanted nothing but the best for her child. Tune in to listen to her story only on She Slays, now streaming on healthshots.com or your favorite audio streaming platforms.
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Festivities are around the corner and Chhaya ponders over how different they might be this year, considering the ongoing pandemic. She reminisces about how she used to celebrate Rakhi when she was a child and thinks of ways to celebrate this year a little creatively. After all, we only have to be socially distant right and not emotionally distant? Tune in a new letter on It's Okay and hear how Chhaya reflects on acts of kindness to be a warm and nice way to celebrate this year's festivities.
This week we have a fighter joining us from Delhi. Shrinkhala, a 24-years old, civil Services aspirant and current lawyer, Shrinkhala is a fighter of anxiety, body dimorphism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Shrinkhala had been suffering from a loss in appetite and sleep and was constantly overthinking. The combination of which resulted in frequent yet significant panic attacks and a loss of reality. Shrinkhala began feeling very disconnected with her body and wasn't able to recognise herself in the mirror. Tune in to She Slays to listen to her story only on healthshots.com