About the Author
My name is Ricki Bahadarakhann, and I have been suffering from an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis since at least 2010. My life has changed quite a bit as a result, and my own wrestling with the implications of this life-long struggle have opened my eyes to a large part of the population that is suffering in similar ways. God put it on my heart to share my journey with others as I seek to glorify him in my life, and this site is one of the means I plan to use to do so.
About Chronic and Blessed
My mission here at Chronic and Blessed is to dig into God’s promises in the Bible to help us re-orient our hearts away from our self-focus to the hope found in Jesus. I try to tackle some of the difficult questions suffering people ask, and how we can join in God’s creation work rather than just survive. Additionally, it is my goal to build bridges of understanding and Christ-like love between those who suffer from illness and those who don’t by sharing our stories. I also share with you some of the ways people can not only cope but thrive with chronic illness and live the fullest, most God-honoring life possible.
There are unique, precious, inestimable blessings offered to us by God in a life touched by affliction, so I hope you’ll join me in embracing God’s blessings in the midst of chronic illness.