We all know that living with HS can knock you down. It can certainly make life difficult sometimes and it can be hard to stay motivated. But life can be good, despite HS. We contacted some fellow HS warriors to talk about HS and share some advice with us.

This week, we are talking with Jackson Gillies. Jackson is from the USA and has been living with HS since he was a teen. Jackson has become a hidradenitis suppurativa celebrity since his appearance on American Idol and continues to inspire us with his songs and music.

Jackson is so great to talk to. He is friendly and humble, and wise beyond his years! Suzanne got to catch up with him to talk about his HS experience and how he is doing in general. Jackson has endured so much at and at such a young age. His story is one a lot of us will relate to and share. Take a look here:

I think we can all relate to the ups and downs of Jackson’s HS story. Hopefully as we are all more open with our stories and willing to share or experiences with others, we will reduce the stigma and shame attached to the disease.

We don’t need to be a hidradenitis suppurativa celebrity to share our stories, everyone has a story to tell. At HidraWear, we will continue to share as much as we can to raise awareness of HS and create a safe space for people to do the same.

 

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