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Famous with AI

John F. Kennedy

Yes, the 35th president of the United States had Addison's disease. Kennedy had many health problems, in his history there were also many stomach pains, in November 1943, a duodenal ulcer was diagnosed. And, according to “Na Sickness and Power”, between 1945 and 1947 she had several stomach pains and symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fever, fatigue and skin darkening. Finally, in 1947, he was diagnosed with Addison's Disease and was admitted to London, when he was already a congressman for the eleventh district of Massachusetts.

Santa Isabel da Trindade

The young Elisabete entered the monastery of Carmelo in 1901 and Trindade was chosen as her surname, in this case, it would be the source of Elisabete's whole life!

In March 1906, Elisabeth enters the infirmary at Carmelo, the progressive weakening of the last months confines her to total exhaustion. It always feeds with greater difficulty. This is how Mother Germana classifies the eight and a half months of Elisabete's terrible illness, she was affected by Addison's Disease.

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On November 25, 1984 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II. He presented it as a model for youth and all contemplatives.

Nathan Gafuik

When Nathan Gafuik was diagnosed with Addison's disease at 15
years, his athletic career was declining. Even though he trained hard with one of Canada's best gymnasts, he looked like an 11-year-old boy. The illness collided with his passion for gymnastics. Doctors doubted that returning to competition would be possible. Gafuik, with the help of his parents, trainer and endocrinologists, continued anyway.

"I had to deal with this career a lot, not only because I was at the level I competed in, but I had to deal with Addison a lot. It made me a fighter, I think. I am not willing to give up many situations. I hope that I can take this to my next life. ", said Gafuik.

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