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04.09.2019 | TED Talk by Lee Thomas

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? There's no better way to take a break from your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a nice TED talk from the most respectable name in vitiligo community.

Watch this incredibly moving TED talk from vitiligo spokesperson, 4x Emmy Award winner, Fox2 TV entertainment guru, and our best friend, Lee Thomas. His extremely personal talk explores the uncomfortable feeling of vulnerability and suggests the way out of a daily stress.

Lee shares how he discovered a way to counter misunderstanding and fear around his appearance with engagement, dialogue -- and a smile. "Positivity is something worth fighting for, and the fight is not with others -- it's internal," says Lee. "If you want to make positive changes in your life, you have to consistently be positive."

News source: VR Foundation

Image source: TED 

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and features "Ideas Worth Spreading." 

 

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There are a lot of people who don't want you to stand up for your rights and demand a cure. They say vitiligo is not life threatening and not contagious, and you must embrace a life of a pariah, hiding yourself from sunlight and from the society.

Vitiligo is an under-researched disease resulting in milky white skin patches on the skin. The breadth and complexity of the disease require international collaboration in therapy development. The severity of the disease calls for national healthcare support.

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