In our efforts to diagnose and treat TB and administer programs and agencies, patients’ voices provide important perspectives and motivation to continue TB work and advocacy.
The TB Voices Project of tbPhotovoice recorded 28 people from across Snohomish and King County as they described their TB experiences. The website aptly describes these stories as “personal, inspiring, and educational for the entire community”.
Below are several moving accounts and news stories in which patients speak about their experiences of having TB.
Plagued: TB and Me, Jo Chandler, The Global Mail, June 12, 2013
Moldova Grapples with Whether to Isolate TB Patients, Jason Beaubien, Shots, NPR, June 4, 2013
Love in the Time of TB: A Young Family Fights an Ancient Foe, Jason Beaubien, Shots, NPR, June 3, 2013
A Boston Family’s Struggle with TB Reveals a Stubborn Foe, Richard Knox, Shots, NPR, June 3, 2013
Surviving MDR-TB–My Story, My Voice – Natalie Nelson Skipper, Jonny Warkentin
, 2012 National TB Conference, June 2012
From Isolation to Vocation – Raquel Orduño, TB & Cultural Competency, Global TB Institute, Summer 2012
Finding My Voice – Jigna Rao, TB & Cultural Competency, Global TB Institute, Spring 2012