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Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

    Up For The Fight w/ Five-Time Cancer Survivor Bill Potts

    Up For The Fight w/ Five-Time Cancer Survivor Bill Potts

    Bill Potts is the author of "Up for the Fight. How to Advocate for Yourself as You Battle Cancer." He knows a thing or two about cancer treatment. By the time he wrote his book he has fought for his life 5 times. By the time he sat down to record with the fellas it was 6 times. Living with an incurable cancer that he knows will come back, again and again, has changed his life in many ways, but that doesn't prevent Bill from getting the most he can out of life! Bill and the fellas dive into the business of cancer, how it affects your family, the importance of getting your affairs in order and much more.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Scientists Are Reviving Dead Organs?! So, What Is Death Really? - Feel Good Friday

    Scientists Are Reviving Dead Organs?! So, What Is Death Really? - Feel Good Friday

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT at the top of the show!! See ya soon Vancouver! This week Jer continues his fascination with conjoined twins with the latest story coming out of Brazil where two boys conjoined at the skull were separated with the help of VR! Meanwhile in the U.S., researchers have found a way to revive dead pig organs. This could be a huge step in organ donation, but it also raises some hard questions like: what is death, really? Sunscreen is hella important, but Banana Boat Sunscreen made a little boo-boo with one of their recent products causing a recall. Speaking of organ donation there is some very scary organ harvesting practices happening in China and quite frankly it's a major bummer. Finally in WHAT THE HELLTH!? A woman from Scotland developed a rare disorder causing her to need a wheelchair, however when she wears heels she can mysteriously walk with no problem? How?

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    • 57 min
    Rare Disease Advocacy w/ Lelainia Lloyd

    Rare Disease Advocacy w/ Lelainia Lloyd

    Lelainia Lloyd is a rare disease patient, advocate, educator living on the beautiful west coast of Canada, just outside of Vancouver, B.C. She was diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) in 2012 after initially being misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2007. She has lived with NMO since she was 12. Lelainia joins the fellas to talk about NMOSD and her published papers in The Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences and a year-long column, The View From Here on life with NMO for BioNews.

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    • 59 min
    Myasthenia Gravis: Frequently Life-Threatening, Rarely Fatal!

    Myasthenia Gravis: Frequently Life-Threatening, Rarely Fatal!

    Jasmine worked in the disability field for over a decade before becoming disabled herself with myasthenia gravis. Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune, neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles that worsens after periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. Jasmine walks the fellas through her list of treatments (including needing to pump her own lungs to breathe easier) and how her illness has put into perspective how important her work is.

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    • 57 min
    They've Discovered A New Global Language?! Awww Dats Cuuuute! - Feel Good Friday

    They've Discovered A New Global Language?! Awww Dats Cuuuute! - Feel Good Friday

    Looks like researchers have discovered a new language. One that each and every one of us already knows how to and likely speak on a semi-regular basis. Parentese - the unintelligible warble of cuteness. Colorado could be making great leaps forward in the legalization of psychedelics! We dive back into the world of the TRUE twin, but this time with a heart-wrenching yet fascinating story of Mary and Jodie. Paddy The Baddy is Paddy The Saddy because Men still stigmatize being vulnerable with one another. Finally, MAiD is a wonderful thing, but its legislation has its faults. We cover the story of one woman who is seeking MAiD simply because she feels like she is not welcome in society.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Moms Stop the Harm - Families Impacted By Substance-Use-Related Harms And Deaths

    Moms Stop the Harm - Families Impacted By Substance-Use-Related Harms And Deaths

    Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) is a network of Canadian families impacted by substance-use-related harms and deaths. They advocate for the change of failed drug policies, provide peer support to grieving families, and assist those with loved ones who use or have used substances. This week the fellas are joined by Emily, a Board of Directors member for Atlantic Canada and Peer facilitator for Holding Hope NB. Emily gives the guys some insight into the important work MSTH does and shares a heartwarming personal story about how she got involved in this work.

    For more information and resources please visit: https://www.momsstoptheharm.com/

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    • 56 min

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