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Stories, celebrities, chats, and other fun stuff

Shining stars

There are many famous people with disabilities. Actors Tom Cruise and Keira Knightley and musician Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind all have a learning disability. Check out about other famous people with illnesses and disabilities.

This zone is all about having a good time. You will find personal stories to read, chat rooms to check out, and games to play. You can learn about great camps for kids with health conditions. You can even discover what you may have in common with a former president!

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Do you sometimes feel like you’re the only one dealing with a health condition? Reading another young person’s story can remind you that you’re not alone — and offer a little inspiration. Here are some good places to start.

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Cool camps

Want to meet other kids who have health conditions? Special camps give you a chance to hang out together — and share some fresh air and fun!

It’s great to learn tips and get support from other people dealing with the same issues you face. The links below take you to chat rooms and other online connections for young people with illnesses or disabilities. Just like with any online discussion tools, ask your parents’ permission before joining. Also, read our Safety on the Internet section for ways to stay safe online.

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Click your way to a smile — and maybe even learn something too!

And don’t forget to see how you score on our quiz for kids with illnesses or disabilities.


Content last reviewed February 16, 2011
Page last updated December 26, 2014