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Join our mission to connect 1M people who are suffering with a long-term illness. 

Our Mission:
To connect 1M people living with long-term illness globally, thus creating a safe space that honors human dignity where no one has to fight their battles alone.

In the U.S. alone, over 81 million people live with more than one chronic illness and over 25 million people live with a rare disease.  Most of them feel they are alone on their journey and yearn for someone who “gets it”.

We are on a mission to end this isolation and to facilitate connection through the Chronic Warrior Collective, where chronic illness and rare disease warriors around the globe can join our safe, online network, our global snail mail card swap, and more!

With your help, we can continue to connect these illness warriors to each other and to the resources they need!

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 2021 Projects

  • Provide free memberships into our Chronic Warrior Collective private network for warriors who need social-emotional support, friendship and purpose.
  • Fund a web application for our popular Chronic Warrior Card Swap so that tens of thousands of illness warriors can be safely and efficiently be matched and connected in the monthly card swap and quarterly events.
  • Provide unique virtual volunteer opportunities for both illness warriors and healthy humans. 
  • Pups with a Purpose program and fundraiser. This unique progam invites dogs and dog lovers everywhere to send holiday cheer. Check it out here.
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Do you live with a long-term illness?

If you are a chronic illness or rare disease warrior, we invite you to participate in these programs that we support:

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Partnership Opportunities

  • Sponsor an annual membership into the CWC for one or more warriors. ($100 ea.)
  • Be an Event Sponsor for an upcoming monthly card swap.
  • Help fund the web application we need to expand the reach of the Chronic Warrior Card Swap across the globe.

SPRING 2021: We are excited to welcome student and adult volunteers, including those needing Bright Futures Community Service Hours.
Please fill out this form to apply for one of our virtual spots!

Our Impact

Words from warriors we’ve already helped.

Each card I receive makes me feel remembered. Thank you!

Kristen

Texas , United States

I have a group of friends who “get it” and who I can have fun with!

Audrey

Florida, United States

I have a purpose again – I’m a warrior and a Club leader. 
Jessiann

Ontario, Canada

Meet our donors

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Dr. Carlos Archilla

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Meet the Team

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Dawn Veselka

Board Member

Ted Hoge

Board Member

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Diana Boyesen

Board Member

Sadie Veselka

Warrior Advisory Panel

Dr. Carlos Archilla

Medical Advisory Panel

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Mark Cady

Warrior Advisory Panel

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Cassy Dlugiewicz

Web Developer

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Katrina Constantine

Baby Phoenix Artist

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Sherrie Bruce, RN

Medical+Warrior Panels

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Audrey Adamson

Grant Writer + Warrior

Chiropractor, Dr. Ian Scott

Dr. Ian Scott

Medical Advisory Panel

Dr. Larisa Scott, natural path

Dr. Larisa Scott

Medical Advisory Panel

About Us.

ChronicWarriors.org is a Central Florida based non-profit that began with a single chronic illness warrior, Sadie, and a vision to help others.

What began as SadieStyle, inc. has transitioned to ChronicWarriorsOrg, inc – a collective of chronic illness warriors and healthy humans coming together to improve life and eliminate isolation for illness warriors around the globe!

Thanks to the shelter-in-place orders as a result of this global pandemic, healthy humans everywhere have experienced what it is like to miss out on life, have to cancel plans, and to be cut off from friends and family… a glimpse into the lonely life of an illness warrior.

We invite you to join us as we build projects that will connect and change the world for illness warriors everywhere! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can volunteer? How old do you have to be?

We welcome anyone over the age of 13 to volunteer with us. If you are under 18, you must have a parent or guardian’s permission. Click on the Volunteer Now link at the top of the page to apply.

Does it matter where I live?

No! Because we are online and global, we welcome volunteers from all over the world.

Are you seeking Board Members?

At this time we are seeking members for our Advisory Panels (Warrior and Medical personnel) along with committee leaders and members.  Please contact us for more details!

I'm a chronic warrior. How can I get a scholarship for the CWC?

Hello Warrior! You can apply for a scholarship on the CWC site here.

What is the Card Swap?

The Chronic Warrior Card Swap is a global exchange of cards between chronic warriors worldwide. If you are a warrior, you can choose to send and receive snail mail or digital cards. For more info or to register: www.chronicwarriorcardswap.com.

Is the Card Swap free?

YES!! The only cost for participation is the stamp needed to send your snail mail card. (It’s one of the awesome projects we help support to keep it free for participants!)

How do I get my receipt for my donation?

Your donation confirmation email will contain the information you need for your receipt. Thanks so much for donating!

If I don't have an illness, but would love to send a card to encourage a warrior. Can I?

Yes. Please fill out an application for our Extra Card Crew to be eligible to SEND cards.  You will not receive cards, but you will definitely be doing a good deed. Apply here.

Are you a registered 501(c)(3)?

Yes. We are a Florida non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. Our EIN is 82-2622373.

Can I volunteer to be on one of the advisory panels?

We’d be honored! Send us a note via the contact form and we’ll be in touch soon.

You can make a difference.