Illnesses of The People

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In the Instagram post I went on to speak of my diagnosis with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) at age 12 and my asthmatic diagnosis at age 9. How there is strength in vulnerability. To admit you have an illness that affects your life isn’t a shame or make us carriers weak quite the opposite. Matter of fact it makes our abilities limitless in many respects. To delve a bit aside from any other affront against us as a minority Indigenous people & especially those of Melungeon descent we are much more apt to carry illnesses such as Auto Immune etc that other ethnicities of solely Caucasian descent are not as prone to carry by far. Our health struggles are not so unlike what we also see in the Black American and Hispanic communities. The struggle with illnesses in our communities stems all the way back from colonization and slavery by the exposure to diseases and outsiders we had no immunity to. Melungeons were a pretty isolated group of ethnically mixed minority peoples albeit oppressed, as the people began to leave our community of the mountains in order to integrate into society beyond our own we also became exposed to diseases and illness we hadn’t been exposed to before. That is why statistically our life spans haven’t shown much past middle age but hopefully with medical assistance and awareness and advocacy in today’s world this has gradually begun to shift in our favor.

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