Surviving and Thriving
— Paris Dancy

A banner for Paris Dancy's "Surviving and Thriving" column that depicts a lion prowling through large jungle leaves.

Paris, from Florida, has a dual degree in sociology and criminal justice, and specializes in mental health and child welfare. In 2015 he was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor which led to his battle with Cushing’s disease. Paris saw this as an opportunity to be an advocate and help others. Paris hopes his column “Surviving and Thriving” will help those reading progress through mental health, provide encouragement for caregivers, and improve overall well-being while having Cushing’s disease.