A Mental Health Diagnosis and Journey: Reflections from Rithana Srikanth

Mental health has always been the field closest to my heart. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I dove deep into crisis counseling, therapy, and the field of psychology as a whole. I spent time thinking about frameworks of mental health in different cultures and how to best help people through therapy. But it wasn’t until… Continue reading A Mental Health Diagnosis and Journey: Reflections from Rithana Srikanth

Patient Outlooks on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Leapcure focuses on making patient voices a priority for researchers. We know that patients are experts in their condition and we value providing a platform for patients to share their experiences to help push research forward. During Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, we spoke with a patient diagnosed with IPF about her experience with this disease… Continue reading Patient Outlooks on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

From Nurse to Patient and Back Again

I started my career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and went on to complete my Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), ultimately becoming a Registered Nurse. Having worked in many specialties from pediatrics, orthopedics, mental health, and beyond, I really loved making a difference for patients at the hospitals/clinics I worked in. This work has shaped… Continue reading From Nurse to Patient and Back Again

Behind the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Diagnosis

According to the National Institutes of Health, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a rare disease that affects about 100,000 patients in the United States. IPF causes the buildup of scar tissue in the lungs and makes breathing harder as the condition worsens. Here at Leapcure, we have had the privilege of speaking with over 1,500 IPF… Continue reading Behind the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Diagnosis

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from Leapcure!

Happy Hispanic Heritage month! Seems different to be kicking off a month-long celebration on the 15th day, right? But for the Hispanic and Latinx communities, there is great significance to honoring these cultures starting on September 15th. For a more in-depth history on Hispanic Heritage Month, check out http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov. For many, being connected to our… Continue reading Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from Leapcure!

A Diagnosis that Changed My Life: Reflections from Meghan Case

At nineteen years old,  I was in excruciating pain and it became so unbearable my life began to change. My legs were swollen and bruised, I had constant numbness and tingling in my feet and as soon as I started running up and down the court, I was overcome with pain that brought me to… Continue reading A Diagnosis that Changed My Life: Reflections from Meghan Case

Reflections from Nisha Narang, Patient Success Contractor from Australia, on working in clinical research

Describe your background working in clinical research I started working in clinical research in 2005, and took a break from it from 2014 to 2021 to give time to myself and my family. I realized that I really enjoy the dynamics of working in clinical research, so I returned to it in 2021. Throughout my… Continue reading Reflections from Nisha Narang, Patient Success Contractor from Australia, on working in clinical research

Brown Girl + BRCA Plus: When Advocacy and Research Join Forces

August 18 is World Breast Cancer Research Day, a day to recognize how far understanding, treating, and preventing breast cancer has come. When advocacy and research come together, the results are powerful and have the ability to impact generations. There are so many stories in this space of patients who have been the recipients of… Continue reading Brown Girl + BRCA Plus: When Advocacy and Research Join Forces

Reflections from Piumi Yaggahahewage: Patient Success Coordinator and DEI Advocate

During grade school, at times I felt ashamed of being different, coming from a culture and background that is not western enough. It starts with microaggressions that, to me as a young child, were portrayed as suggestions or advice. It created a sense of cultural dissonance. I felt as though I was being tugged back… Continue reading Reflections from Piumi Yaggahahewage: Patient Success Coordinator and DEI Advocate

 An Invitation to Support Queer Voices All Year Long

When we closed out pride month, though excited to share our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, something didn’t sit right with us. It feels like there’s more to say. Advocacy isn’t meant to fit in a convenient one month only celebration. It’s meant to bring attention to areas that need real change. And the expectation… Continue reading  An Invitation to Support Queer Voices All Year Long