Ally is a chronic illness sufferer from North Carolina. When Ally was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in 2011, she started a blog, IBS Sisters. Since her first diagnosis, she has been diagnosed with multiple other chronic illnesses. She has always dreamed of sending smiles to others that are going through similar life altering experiences.
"I've always wanted to start a company like ChronicAlly Box, but it wasn't until recently that the universe sent me the idea of ChronicAlly Box and I manifested it. I had heard a lot about subscription boxes, and have received a few myself, but never really thought of sending happiness and chronic illness allies to chronically chic women in this type of platform. One day, I was scrolling through Instagram on my IBS Sister's account, and an unrelated niche subscription box company followed me, and the idea dawned on me! It's like the universe was trying to tell me something! I knew immediately that this was an idea that I had to bring to life. I had recently subscribed to a bunch of magazines because I really enjoyed the anticipation of those in the mailbox instead of unfavorable lab work and medical bills. So, why not a subscription box tailored to women living with Chronic Illnesses?! I even once told my husband, "I just want to make people happy for my work!" I feel like ChronicAlly Box is helping me to live out that dream."
"I am a very caring and giving person by nature. For example, I have always loved writing hand written thank you notes and cards, and I love giving gifts more than receiving them. The joy of watching someone open a gift that they love makes me all warm and fuzzy! The thoughts of the smile on every woman's face that opens a ChronicAlly Box gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling! I'm even known for spoiling surprises because I just can't wait to tell the recipient what I go them :)"
In addition to making people smile, Ally enjoys spending time with her husband, family (including her chihuahua, Bella & cat, Thor), and friends. She enjoys exercising, especially cycling, being a foodie, and visiting the beach. She loves to celebrate the small (and big) victories in life, and is a sushi connoisseur. Ally enjoys writing articles and blogging for chronic illness causes.
Ally's passion is to help others living with chronic illnesses lives easier and better. She is happy to contribute to this mission through ChronicAlly Box, IBS Sisters, and being a patient advocate. To continue to help others, Ally is currently pursuing her International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certificate, and is coaching women through the chronic illness journey.