Float Like a Buttahfly
— Kerry Wong

A graphic depicting a butterfly winding through the sky.

Kerry Wong lives in Westchester, NY, with her husband, the boy next door she had a crush on since she was a child. She was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2015, after an 8-year search for answers. Though disabled, Kerry remains active as a writer and advocate for the rare disease and chronic illness communities. Her goal is to help others living with these conditions feel seen, validated, and empowered. She recently published Kaleidoscope: Rare Disease Stories, a diverse collection of true stories told by nearly 50 rare disease warriors, and plans to expand this into a series. Through her column, Kerry shares how chronic illness has led to transformation, and invites readers to float with her, “like a Buttahfly.”