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How One Woman Found Strength In Serious Illness (VIDEO)

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A new diagnosis can be overwhelming and traumatic, but some people find that they can use their health crisis as an opportunity to tap into their inner strength.

Alexys Fleming, owner of the makeup company MadeULook, recently opened up to HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about how dealing with illness made her spirit stronger. Fleming, who suffers from diabetes, acknowledged the hardships of her condition, but discussed how she found empowerment in her diagnosis.

"I stay positive because it's a part of who I am," Fleming said. "It's a positive thing because it affects you in a way where it gives you maturity, it gives you responsibility, it gives you something you can hold on to and inspire others that it's okay, you're not alone, you are not the only person. We will have a cure one day but for now it's part of who you are."

Catch the full conversation at HuffPost Live HERE.

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