Willa Discovers Telehealth

Meet Willa. A character created by Alissa, made her debut in the PAVE e-newsletter, the Pipeline, when Alissa was in high school.  Willa reflects daily life from the lens of a person who experiences high functioning autism with an anxiety and panic disorder, like the artist. Willa often reflects her experiences so please follow Willa Read More

Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective Part 4

My name is Tommy.  I am 20 years old.  I have a rare disease called Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis that caused me to have epilepsy and a brain injury.   I was diagnosed when I was 14.  My disease affects all parts of my life.  I have a hard time remembering things.   I don’t get to do Read More

Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective Part 3

In the third episode of Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective, 34 year old Cody shares about his experience when he was younger dealing with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He experienced seizures most of his life, and was impacted by them daily. Due to his special healthcare needs, Cody lives an unpredictable life. However, Read More

Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective Part 2

In the second episode of Journeys in Healthcare from a Youth Perspective, Alissa shares about her experience with multiple healthcare needs. From getting diagnosed with asthma as a baby, to getting diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety, panic disorder, and selective mutism in second grade. Then later in high school Alyssa got diagnosed with Autism. Read More