Coping with college and battling a disease

By Brianna Wallen

This story was reported in JRN 227 Audio and Video Storytelling in Spring 2024.

SCSU Sophomore D’asia Ortiz shares her struggle of fulfilling her academic obligations while battling Graves’ disease.

Music #1: “Sad Tension” by AudioCoffee (Free Music Archive)

Music #2: “Hope” by Lite Saturation (Free Music Archive)

Physical source: Graves’ Disease (