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Having psoriatic disease can sometimes make life challenging.

Discover stories from families as well as teens and young adults to hear what other youth are doing and how they and their families manage life with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Featured Stories

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Celebrating a Legacy of Helping Others

Four One to One program mentors tell their incredible stories about how they found help when they needed it most.

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Meet Emme ‘Wolverine’ Rooney

This young woman is learning to heal fast and forge ahead, no matter what challenges psoriasis throws her way.

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Michel and Leah Tarabocchia embracing.

Reaching Out

When Michel Tarabocchia was in her darkest moments, she found NPF.

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Teen and Young Adult Stories

Lena Oslund stands proud at a swimming pool, in a bathing suit and wet from the water.

Nothing Stops This Teenager, on Land or in the Water

Lena Oslund is young, confident and living life the way she wants to live it.

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NPF Youth Ambassador Neel

I’m Unique Because of My Psoriasis

NPF Youth Ambassadors Emme and Neel share their “origin” of when they were first diagnosed and more.

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Christian Jacobe stands on a basketball court balancing a basketball on his finger and wearing a Lakers jersey.

Failure Is Not an Option

Christian Jacobe refuses to give up after his diagnosis, turning his situation into helping others.

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Emma Grace Smith smiling with a guitar

Singing on the Big Stage with Psoriatic Disease

A teenager recounts her journey of overcoming the struggles of psoriatic arthritis to compete on American Idol.

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Volunteers Teaming Up to Raise Awareness

Sam and Jensen tell their story and why they chose to become NPF Youth Ambassadors!

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Thomas Dvorak

Getting to Know Thomas Dvorak

This teenager has been dealing with psoriasis for over 10 years.

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NPF Youth Ambassadors

Why Wait?

The next generation of community leaders is getting to work.

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Family and Other Stories

Mike Sayles and his family pose outside.

Psoriatic Disease is a Family Affair

A father shares how he and his three children navigate their family life with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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Zack Harrison and his mom Eddee enjoy the outdoors.

Psoriasis is Just Part of Who I Am

Eddee and Zack Harrison talk about how they live with psoriasis and what they do to help find a cure for psoriatic disease.

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Kathleen Browning and Dvorak family

All in the Family: Why We Volunteer for NPF

Kathleen Browning and Thomas Dvorak share why they volunteer as a family and how they help NPF reach its mission.

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Finding a Community, Gaining a Voice

The Kumar family discovers they are not alone and unite with others at a local NPF meet-up.

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“I would be your boyfriend if you didn’t have psoriasis.”

Jocelyn Hall opens up about navigating relationships with a visible disease.

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Media Playlist

Tune in to this featured playlist curated with media items for youth and parents.

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