Iron Chronicles

Hemochromatosis Stories

CHS brings awareness and support to thousands of Canadians every year through our programs such as Community Outreach and Client Support. The stories below chronicle the ways that CHS helped these individuals as they faced the adversities that hemochromatosis can bring.


“For the past few years I had a lot of joint pain and other health problems that I battled to get under control.”


“My experience with hereditary hemochromatosis began the month before my 33rd birthday.”


“I was tired all the time, my joints were stiff, my stomach felt bloated, and my eyes tired easily.”


“As months progressed, symptoms worsened inhibiting my quality of life.”


“My sister and I are the ‘1 in 300 Canadians’ who have this genetic condition.”