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SPOTLIGHT ON: Incurably Wonderful

A Liverpool-based organization that provides support and social activities for people with chronic illnesses

Incurably Wonderful was founded by Liverpool local Rocio Castillero, who has experience with long-term chronic health conditions that previously left her house and bed-bound.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic and seeing the distress faced by others in her situation, she volunteered with the NHS Responders service, offering support to chronically ill people. These conversations revealed how many were struggling in Merseyside.

Rocio decided more was needed beyond individual phone calls, and created an organisation to help adults with disabilities and chronic conditions work towards wellness, improved social lives, and self-confidence.

Today, Incurably Wonderful provides enriching activities in Liverpool. As well as supporting patients, it works to bring
important knowledge and understanding to the public, businesses, and service providers.

Incurably Wonderful (IW) users can meet both online and in-person to talk, relax, and share experiences. Regular
events are held in accessible local venues, including discussion groups on topics such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) along with fun, adapted exercise sessions like chair yoga.

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One of the discussion groups held by Incurably Wonderful

Their book club holds fascinating discussions on a wide range of books. All activities are free to attend with advanced

Online, IW has a lively social media presence and hosts discussions and events like the ‘Let’s Lose Together’
weight loss programme. It also hosts online wellbeing programs and patient-led conferences on coping strategies.

Incurably Wonderful began as a warm, understanding community for people isolated through chronic conditions.

With thousands of participants and regular events, Rocio says her organisation is a beautiful example of how to come
together, look forward to a better future and create opportunities for growth and wellbeing.

Find Incurably Wonderful online here and on Facebook at

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Published: 15 September 2023