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This is Not What I Ordered: a podcast on full-hearted living with chronic illness + health challenges

Sep 17, 2018

Niko is no stranger to adversity. Growing up as an undocumented immigrant in the US, he’s had to anticipate, face and overcome the harsh unpredictability of life on a daily basis. In 2001, Niko began developing a skin condition called Tinea Versicolor, an infection that causes discoloration of the skin in various forms. Living with a skin condition has inspired him to examine life from many different perspectives. In this episode, Niko shares how dating someone else with a skin condition changed the way he sees his own strengths and what inspired him to create a dating app for people with health challenges.

Niko is the founder of the Lemonayde -- a dating app specifically for people with health challenges. Lemonayde is also the first official sponsor of This is Not What I Ordered (cue marching band music)! I really enjoyed diving into this week’s episode with Niko. His insights are so deep and relatable - I hope you enjoy!

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