Our very first episode is finally here!
First, if you haven’t already listened to the trailer or even if you have, host Emily Krauser goes a little deeper into the meaning behind the title, How to Be a Sick Kid, how her 10,000 hours of illnesses led her to start the podcast, and why it’s a blend of storytelling, hope, and a sense of community for not only anyone dealing with the aftermath of an illness but their friends and family as well. At the end, we’ll also have our first post-interview segment, Trial & Error.
But the bulk of this episode is all about our very first guest, and we're kicking things off with a literally lit lady -- Theresa Mobilio. In 2018, she went from a healthy twentysomething to a coma after her brain essentially attacked itself due to a disease called Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis. Though it’s not a common illness, it was well-documented by another survivor, Susannah Cahalan, in the memoir Brain on Fire.We talk about how Theresa got diagnosed, her struggle with the illness and how she had to relearn how to do everything, including talk and walk, to where she is today, which is still dealing with the aftermath while being hopeful, optimistic, and incredibly well-spoken. We also talk about Jersey a lot (#SorryNotSorry). (Note: We actually recorded this episode in December 2018, so that is why you'll hear talk about Christmas; Theresa is now almost 18 months out from her first symptoms.) For more information: - Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation- Theresa Mobilio on Instagram How to Be a Sick Kid is hosted by Emily Krauser.Editing and Theme Music by Caymen Kwasney.Find How to Be a Sick Kid on social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.