On the Chive Charities website, front and center on the homepage, is a line that reads, “Chive Charities spreads awareness through sharing the personal stories of grit, courage, and never giving up.” It sounds good, right? But what does it really mean?
For one thing, the stories we share are often emotional, deeply personal, and inspiring. It takes incredible courage to share intimate details of complex medical diagnoses, combat trauma, harrowing medical response experiences, and more. And yet, every week, we introduce you to an individual willing to do that very thing. They aren’t just sharing with their closest friends and family, either – they’re sharing with a community of millions. Why?
Many of our recipients share a common viewpoint. Telling their stories could help someone else out there who feels alone or underrepresented or voiceless. It can literally change lives. And for the DiChiara family, that’s exactly what happened.