Posts tagged chronic illness
BearHugs Featured by The Chronically Unimaginable

The wonderful Jordyn of The Chronically Unimaginable has written a lovely new post about BearHugs.

We really loved how much Jordyn got exactly what BearHugs was about - writing about the BearHugs story, accessible employment, and of course our BearHugs boxes!

“I’ve seen that there are many people who follow me who do not directly have a chronic illness, but maybe you know someone who does. I want to give everyone the opportunity to know about what BearHugs is doing.”

We are really grateful to Jordyn for taking the time to write such a lovely post about BearHugs and letting her followers know about us and what we do.

You can read the full post on The Chronically Unimaginable.

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A Cosy Christmas Get Together

Last night we had our BearHugs Christmas get together and it was the best! We had a cosy catch up over a hot chocolate and then watched Elf. We can’t all be together in person so our lovely remote team members joined us by google hangouts (with their own cosy Christmas packs!). It was really special to get to spend time together like this and celebrate a wonderful year.

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Supporting Chronically Ill Friends - BearHugs Featured on The Mighty

Kelly Williams has recently written a post, 12 Ways You Can Support Your Chronically Ill Friend, for The Mighty, and has kindly included BearHugs gift boxes in her list.

Kelly offers her 12 top ways to support someone in your life living with chronic illness, including ‘Do Your Research’ and ‘Step Into Our World - Since We Can’t Step Out’. Her final tip is simply ‘Gifts Mean The World’, and it’s here where Kelly talks about BearHugs.

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Accessible Working Opportunities for People Living With Chronic Illness

As you may know if you've read our story, our Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, launched BearHugs after falling ill in her early twenties. Originally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /M.E. and later with Lyme disease, Faye found that although able to work in some capacity, she wasn't able to find employment that was a good fit due to the fluctuating nature of her condition.

Faye is now incredibly passionate about:

  • offering flexible, accessible, remote opportunities for people who find themselves in similar shoes
  • encouraging other employers to consider accessibility for people with chronic, often "invisible", health conditions
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