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Strong Athletic Chronically Ill Shirts for People Living with Chronic Illness

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These are the 3 different styles of shirts for this design
This is  Killanois from Windy City in Chicago, the person who asked Strong Athletic to create the Strong Athletic Chronically Ill Design. This is the front of the Strong Athletic Chronically Ill black muscle tank with white ink that we created for all of the athletes living with chronic illness. 
$1 of every shirt sold has been pre-donated to the National MS Society. #strongathleticchronicallyill , #strongathletic , #spoonies , #chronicillness , #chronicallyill

About the Strong Athletic Chronically Ill Shirts

This shirt comes in three different styles: 2 tanks and 1 t-shirt. 

This shirt was requested by roller derby athlete Killanois from Windy City in Chicago.  She both plays sports and lives with the autoimmune disorder Hashimoto's. Founder of Strong Athletic, Nadia Kean, also lives with Hashimoto's and knows the ups and downs that humans with the disorder feel everyday. From brain fog, to apathy to lethargy, it impacts everyone differently. In the message that she wrote after she received her tank she said, "This past weekend I played my first division 1 playoff knowingly ill. I've trained all year for this weekend in hopes to advance to champs... I'm so proud of my team and myself for how far we've come. I feel like I played well even if the score doesn't that. I will continue to work hard and strive for champs with my team in the coming years and prove that even with chronic illness, you can compete at the highest level of sport." We couldn't agree more with Killa and we're so proud that she wanted to represent herself as a #strongathletic athlete. 

$1 of every shirt sold has been pre-donated to the National MS Society.  

This shirt is screen printed by hand in Austin, Texas by Amanda at the Artists Screen Printing Coop. This shirt was designed by Nadia of Strong Athletic, based on the original artwork by Cristen Perks. The Strong Athletic logo was designed by Angel Ortega. 

When you buy from Strong Athletic you are supporting a woman owned and run business that is local to Austin, Texas. 

About the Shirt

The words "Strong Athletic Chronically Ill" and the Strong Athletic logo are printed in white on the front, the logo is also printed on the back.  

About the T-shirt This item will ship within 48 hours of your purchase. If there is a delay for some reason we will contact you ASAP. Did you know that we have a 100% satisfaction policy? If you don't like the fit or look of the product once you receive it or your product is damaged, you can exchange it for another product or return it, as long as it is in the exact condition it was in when you received it. (So don't let your cat wear it after you try it on if you're going to return it). If after the first wash all of the ink washes out or the hem unravels, or there is any other obvious defect in the quality of your item, you can exchange your item or receive a full refund. Email us at for any or all issues.

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  • 5
    Chronically ill Muscle Shirt

    Posted by Gigi RaMoan on Jan 26th 2020

    I absolutely LOVE this tank! The fabric feel is great, and the fit is exactly what I wanted.  Best of all is the message, fighting the stereotype of what a chronically ill person looks like and what we are capable of.   I have MS, and the symptoms I currently struggle with are not visible.  I just look like an Average Joe and no one knows how hard I have to work to live healthy and compensate for my symptoms.  Wearing this shirt while I play derby makes me very proud to show the world how I push past what I thought were limitations and discover what I am really capable of.  I also like to show fans and the community at large that a tough diagnosis is not the end. If you live healthy in the aspects of your life you CAN control, you can improve your chances of success.  You can live your best life with a chronic illness.  Thanks for this shirt, I LOVE IT!!!

  • 5
    Love this tank

    Posted by Mary Lee on Jan 21st 2020

    Not only am I sending a super strong message, I’m strong despite and because of my chronic illness, this tank is also made of lightweight material that’s super soft. In summary, inspiring message and great shirt feel.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 6th 2020

    As someone who deals with several chronic illnesses, but still tries to maintain some level of physical activity, I was excited to see this shirt. Rather than hide from being ill, I embrace it, while acknowledging that I am strong (mentally and physically) and that I am, in some way, an atlhete. I may not be the fastest or strongest, but I still am out there in spite of everything and that really is all that matters to me. I struggle with things against my skin and found this shirt was so soft. I could have gone down a size, but that is because I shrunk (and has nothing to do with the shirt). It washed well and is durable. It is still a staple. Thanks for making it!

  • 5
    I'm so glad this shirt exists!

    Posted by Sarah on Dec 26th 2019

    I'm a roller derby skater with a chronic autoimmune disease, and I love being able to be honest about the fullness of my experience and also bust stereotypes while I'm wearing this shirt!

  • 5
    Strong Athletic Chronically Ill

    Posted by Smackcakes on Dec 19th 2019

    As a skater with Rhuematoid Arthritis and Hashimotos Disease it's nice to have a shirt to wear that brings the invisible diseases to light. The shirt is great quality and I love the color. Thanks

  • 5
    Chronically Ill

    Posted by Sabrina DeJesus on Dec 19th 2019

    I love this shirt. A true representation of myself, super comfy & flexible to work out in.

  • 5
    Strong Athletic Chronically Ill Muscle Tank

    Posted by Brenna ‘Big Red’ Digison on Dec 19th 2019

    Love my shirt! The material is soft and sizing was spot on. I am so thankful that Strong Athletic made this shirt to represent me and others like me!

  • 5
    Amazing shirt

    Posted by Stephanie on Dec 18th 2019

    I am so happy and excited for this shirt. Its fits well and I have had no issues with the logo on the shirt. I got this shirt to stand proud that I am chronically ill and still am strong and can kick ass. I wear it as a reminder and as well to help remind myself when I am having a tough go.

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Ingrid on Dec 18th 2019

    I was so excited when I saw this somewhere on fb that I immediately ordered one. It's awesome to have some recognition as athletes who also have a chronic illness. I get tons of compliments when I wear this & have derby friends who have also ordered as well after seeing mine. I also feel like a bada** when I wear this shirt. Super soft and fits well.