Surviving Chronic Illness Through Resilience



Surviving Chronic Illness Through Resilience

Surviving chronic illness through resilience: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from each and every fall. Resilience is the ability to recover from an unexpected hardship. Resilience is finding the positive even in the face of adversity. Resilience is possible when the one struggling is supported by family and friends.  Resilience is finding help. Resilience is coping with your loss in healthy ways. Resilience does not blame. Resilience does not self medicate. Resilience is believing in yourself.  Resilience is possible. Begin with small advances. Find one person who can offer support.

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;

When the funds are low, and the debts are high

And you want to smile, but have to sigh;

When care is pressing you down a bit-

Rest if you must, but do not quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;

And you can never tell how close you are

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-

It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.



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All the best,
Alanna Wong
p.s. If you haven’t read the introductory section of my book about my 13 year battle with Kleine-Levin Syndrome, you can read it here: 


  1. Samantha says:

    Keep sharing your inspirations with the world Alanna! You are lifting others up so they can FLY!!!

  2. Fabiola says:

    You are an amazing young lady! Inspiring.

  3. Lorena says:

    You are so right– resilience means asking for support. This is something I needed to remember.
    Thank you!

  4. Caylie Price says:

    Loved this Alanna! I’m going to print the poem to remind myself when I have a tough day!

  5. Excellent post, Alanna!

  6. Great post, Alanna! Resilience is so key to moving forward in life. Successful people stumble just like everyone else but what sets them apart is they get right back up. I love how talk about small advances too. Thanks for your inspiring words 🙂

  7. Mike Marryat says:

    Awesome and very inspiring post once again! When trauma or a bad experience happens in your life…make sure not to lose the lesson and ALWAYS look for the positives!

  8. Greg Mock says:

    Great post Alanna!

  9. Nate says:

    Hi Alanna,

    Love your message! Always keep pushing and never quit! Thanks for the positive message!

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