Having had to live and struggle with a chronic condition throughout her life, Carla Cobbs wishes to make it easier for everyone with similar conditions. Regardless of the hardships she endured, she continued to thrive, graduate and have herself accepted for what and how she is. Chronic illnesses are the leading cause of death globally, and Carla now helps educate the public about medications, side effects, and the healthcare system. Carla wishes to convey the message that there is always a way through if one has the will and courage to thrive.
Carla is devoted to her faith, attends service regularly, and loves all humans as the gospel instructs. Her love for humans is what makes her work for their betterment, and her book Coping and Thriving with a Chronic Condition is a compilation of wisdom, and guidance through her own experiences, to make it easier for everyone else.
Carla was born with a condition known as Arthrogryposis that affects all the limbs, especially the legs. She uses an electric wheelchair for mobility. Despite her chronic condition, she graduated with a BS from Bowie State University and then pharmacy school at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. After being offered employment in Texas post-graduation, she lived there for most of her career. She worked as a pharmacist for quite a decade, educating the public about medications, side effects, diseases, and the healthcare system. Additionally, she realized the number of people struggling with surviving, thriving, and accepting themselves with their chronic illnesses. She is now retired but continues to educate the public by writing the book, Coping and Thriving with a Chronic Condition and creating content on YouTube.
Carla was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, to parents Danita and Carl Cobbs. The best parents ever. They supported and strongly advocated on her behalf to allow her a mainstream education and the ability to have a normal childhood. Her family background includes African American, Chesapeake Creole, and Native American ancestry. She was educated in public schools and universities in MD. Her hobbies include movies, jazz, music, aquatic aerobics, swimming, festivals, art, photography, card games, and sports events. Carla is devoted to her faith, attends service regularly, and loves all humans as the gospel instructs. She is a delightful daughter, cousin, niece, friend, neighbor, and business associate.
On several occasions, Carla was acknowledged in corporate America for Team Work, Performance, and Innovation.
Although this is her first time authoring a book, Carla gained experience educating clients on diseases and mental health. She has written term papers in undergraduate and graduate school. She has also written newsletter articles on diabetes and arthritis for previous employers.