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'InvisiYouth' First-Ever Nonprofit to Empower Teens and Young Adults Battling Chronic Illness

InvisiYouth Charity
Posted on: 29 Jul 17

RINGOES, N.J., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization, InvisiYouth Charity, is filling a critical void in healthcare by providing lifestyle management resources to empower teens and young adults suffering from all types of chronic illnesses. The first and only organization of its kind, InvisiYouth focuses on the non-medical aspect of illness management and helps young people lead meaningful, happy lives, despite health setbacks.

Led by founder 24-year-old Dominique Viel, InvisiYouth gives a voice to teens and young adults between the ages 13 – 25 who are often overlooked in the decision-making process when it comes to their health. Inspired by her own experience as a former teen tennis player who suffered an injury and developed a neurovascular condition, Viel launched InvisiYouth.

"Due to the focus of the healthcare system on addressing medical needs of patients, there is inadequate support when it comes to helping older youth acclimate to life with illness or injury, outside the medical environment," said Viel. "Many young people feel they are invisible or powerless when it comes to their health, as well as their academic, social and personal choices."

"This is where InvisiYouth steps in," continued Viel. "We help young people become empowered and resilient – even invincible – with our tools, tips and lifestyle hacks so they can live each day to the fullest."

Through a combination of advocacy, education and multi-city events that involve older youth both nationally and internationally, the organization works to combat the social and emotional challenges faced by teens and young adults with chronic physical and mental illnesses, and injuries, and works to end stigmas related to invisible illness. For more information about InvisiYouth Charity or to get involved, visit

About InvisiYouth Charity
InvisiYouth Charity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides lifestyle management tools to empower teens and young adults suffering from chronic physical or mental illness. Through a combination of advocacy, education and events that work with older youth both nationally and internationally, the organization functions as a resource to help young people battling visible or invisible illnesses cope with the social and emotional challenges they face, and teach them and their support teams how to manage this unique lifestyle. For more information, visit

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 29/07/2017

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