Model: Natalia Cercone
multiple chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy and complex regional pain syndrome
My name is Natalia Cercone, and I am a senior studying Health Services Administration at FIU. I have multiple chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy and complex regional pain syndrome. The photos seen here are depictions of what chronic illness means to me. The black and white photograph signifies the brain fog and cognitive issue associated with fibromyalgia. The second, represents the two faces of chronic illness, the dark and the light, as well as how different my life could’ve been without chronic illness. I chose these images to show the two sides of chronic illness to those that do not understand or live with it.
Photographer: Belle Fitzpatrick