Jen Ehrlich is Watsi's summer content marketing intern. Jen is defined by two passions: writing and medicine. Having lived with chronic illness for many years, she writes to help improve the lives of those experiencing illnesses and disabilities. Jen currently attends Stanford University, where she is studying English and working to demystify and destigmatize illness through op-eds, speeches, and her blog in the literary magazine The Leland Quarterly. She is currently working on a honors project in which she will weave together the narratives of her grandmother’s survival as a Jew in Nazi occupied Europe—becoming “the other” in the town of her birth—and her own inexplicable chronic illness—bringing an all consuming isolation in contemporary New England. This book will explore how the love and connection of a family engenders the strength to survive when one’s body, community, and very life is threatened beyond imagination.