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Calling all Chronically Cool Kids

chronically_cool_logoFor children with chronic illnesses (and their siblings), finding peers who are going through the same situation as them can be a really empowering and meaningful thing. Chronically Cool was created to do just that. We recently heard about this website, and wanted to pass it on for families to check out.

Started by 11-year-old Gwen (who has lived with Mitochondrial Disease her whole life), Chronically Cool is a website where kids with chronic illnesses – or their siblings, who are also affected by an illness in the family – can support each other.

CC_gamesOn the website, kids can find organizations and articles relevant to themselves, their siblings, transplants, and parents, and most importantly – have fun playing games. And with options from The Diabetic Dog Game to Elmo Goes to the Doctor, kids will enjoy the chance to make long doctors visits or infusions go quickly.

You can learn more about Gwen and how Chronically Cool was started here, or just head to the website and explore the resources, games and blog.

Do you or your child have any favorite websites for kids with medical complexities or chronic illnesses? Share them in the comments!

Originally published: July 18, 2014