Chronically Fit is a company made by and for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. In Aerie latest ad campaign, models with all sorts of disabilities are shown modeling the lingerie and letting the world know that we are beautiful! We are smart, intelligent, pretty, shameless and fierce! We are a Chronically Fit family because, “sick doesn’t mean unfashionable!”
Bravo Aerie, Bravo! 👋👌👏
Chronically Fit appreciates your patience and is hoping to put products back on the market very soon. We are looking at various vendors so that more people can join the #chronicallyfit movement and let the world know that, "sick doesn't mean unfashionable."
Keep update here or the 'LIKE PAGE' for the relaunch!
Dear Chronically Fit Customers.
I have some good and bad news to share with you all. I will go with the bad news first and rip off the bandaid (chronic illness humor intended) Haha
Unfortunately, Chronically Fit will temporarily be closing shop.
This is becuase two days ago, I received a call from the hospital saying that I have been listed for a multi-organ transplant. As you can all imagine, this is both extremely exciting and scary at the same time. However, I want to hold unto the hope. This transplant will give me the chance to live again, to participate in society, give me a second chance at life, allow me to eat, allow me to get off TPN, reduce my risk of line infections and sepsis and allow me to stop the chronic cyclic vomiting. For those, that don't know my story about 2.5 years ago, I became critically ill and spend a month in the ICU. I had to move back home with my parents and have spent the rest of my time in and out of hospital, surgeries, ER visits and doctors offices. The pain has been unimaginable. I have global dysmotility and I have no peristalsis, mean the nerves in my gut cannot move anything through it and the muscle is basically paralyzed.
However, I will make you all a promise. After my transplant, when I am recovered and better, I will make Chronically Fit better than ever.
My customers are amazing and I am blessed by each one of you. You have all given me drive and purpose after being sick. You gave me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. You gave me a distraction from my pain. Most of all, you gave me friendship and support. So thank you for being you.
Beautiful, strong, courageous, fighters and stylish!
You make others realized that, "sick doesn't mean unfashionable."
So, thank you for joining me on this crazy journey we call life!
Today I created a medical/ surgical mask and a matching bandana for my fur baby, Sunny. I love how the mask came out. It's is definitely more fashionable the the standard, generic medical masks.
Chronically Fit prides itself in making the medical community more fashionable one project at a time!
Remember, sick doesn't mean unfashionable. ❤️♿️💊💄
Chronically Fit's first customized wheelchair.
Chronically Fit prides itself on making the medical community more fashionable one product at a time.
Remember, sick doesn't mean unfashionable. 💕👄🎒👩🏻⚕️💊♿️
The Oley Foundation was founded in 1983 by Lyn Howard, MD and her patient, Clarence “Oley” Oldenburg, the Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to enrich the lives of patients dependent on home intravenous nutrition (parenteral) and tube feeding (enteral) through education, advocacy, and networking. The Foundation also serves as a resource for consumer’s families, clinicians and industry representatives, and other interested parties. Programs are directed by the staff and guidance is provided by a board of dedicated professionals and patients.
This afternoon, I received a email say that I was nominated for the Oley Innovator/ Advocator award 🥇 The award is for TPN consumers who lead by example to promote innovation in nutrition therapy, or by advocating for fellow homePEN consumers.
I'm just filled with excitement and happy to nominated. I think God was looking out for me because had I been listed for transplant now I wouldn't be able to attend. Everything has a silver lining.
When I first became very sick and was unable to keep food down the doctors placed me on enteral nutrition (tube-feed). I was so happy to get out of the hospital after spending over a month inpatient. I remember when the Home Nutrition company arrived at my house – I was horrified with the medical backpack they provided me with. Black, dull, boyish, unflattering and unstylish are only a few words that could describe this awful backpack.
You may think a backpack is trivial or unimportant; however, it really impacted my mentality. I consider myself a girly-girl and fashion-forward and this standardized medical-grade backpack only made me feel worse
about my own health problems. I just wanted to feel confident with my tubes and my backpack. I began myself and looked all over the internet for other backpacks. After some online investigation, I was left unsatisfied with what the market had to offer me. The backpacks on the internet were just as unfeminine and unstylish, as well as being outrageously expensive.
Due to the fact that I found nothing that suited my needs in the market, I decided to create my own backpack. After some trial and error, I created a backpack that I considered perfect for TPN (parenteral nutrition) and tube-feeds (enteral nutrition). Due to being chronically ill, I am on quite a few support groups on Facebook. I posted the backpack I created for my tube feed and now TPN. Many mutual friends reached out to me, asking for similar backpacks. After a few orders, the company organically formed through word of mouth and satisfied customers. Thus, Chronically Fit Backpacks was born.
Customers claim that these Chronically Fit Backpacks give them confidence, hope and happiness. One Chronically Fit customer stated, “I’m proud to go out in public with my tube feeds and don’t feel ashamed or like I have to hide it. I told my mom I used to disconnect my tube feed before getting my kids from the bus stop, because I didn’t want my friends/neighbors to see me with it. Now, I’m actually eager to pick the kids up from the bus stop, because I am proud of this tube that’s keeping me alive.”
Being chronically ill is difficult. We do not need to add gas to the fire with unfashionable medical gear. I strive to help women struggling with lack of confidence due to their various medical conditions. I would like to transparently educate other people that sick doesn’t mean unfashionable.
Do you really what to know what a Chronically Fit Backpack can do for you?
Well, check out a testimony that one Chronically Fit warrior, Kim, shared with us...
Kim said, " I absolutely love it!! I went to my doctors office, and the PA complimented me on it. I feel so much better about having a tube now. Amazing how a backpack makes that much of a difference. This is also much more comfortable. Now I'm proud to go out in public with my tube feeds and don't feel ashamed or like I have to hide it. I told my mom, I used to disconnect my tube feed before getting my kids from the bus stop, because I didn't want my friends/neighbors to see me with it. Now, I'm actually eager to pick the kids up from the bus stop, because I am proud of this tube that's keeping me alive."
"I love this backpack more and more every minute! Thank you for this!"
Thanks for sharing Kim! Chronically Fit Backpacks love their customers. <3
I wrote an article about a week ago and it was picked up by The Mighty!
The Mighty is an website geared toward people with chronic illness and their families.
To read the article, check out the link below.
Inspired by the Chronically Fit Movement. Intestinal Transplant Survivor. Chronic Illness Fighter. Rescue Dog Momma. Follower of Christ. University of Miami Graduate. Shopping lover.