Living with an invisible illness in school
Here’s what Sophie said to Fixers:
I want to raise awareness about living with an invisible illness after being diagnosed with lupus when I was 15 years old. There are many illnesses that people can’t see, including mental health issues, diabetes and epilepsy, but sometimes other people don’t realise someone is living with a serious condition.
I struggled with support from my teachers when I was at school. I was in and out of hospital and they thought I was skipping school and becoming a lazy student – this was not the case at all.
I have made a film to help raise the profile of invisible illnesses – please help me share it!