rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAlly Patterson

is a teenager with multiple chronic illnesses. She loves to encourage others who are facing suffering with the hope that God has given her through the gospel. One way she does this is through her blog, Chronically Constant. Her aim as a writer is to point other people to the joy Christ gives even in the worst of circumstances.

Why I’m Grateful for My Chronic Illness


I began developing the symptoms of my multiple chronic illnesses at the age of 13. People always seem to feel sorry for me about the early onset of my illnesses, and have expressed their sympathy by saying things like, “You’re too young to be sick.” This may sound crazy, but I have learned to view my suffering in a different way. God has taught me to see it as a blessing. Life...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →