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October 8, 2020

Interview with Chloe Fernandez: Author of PCD Has Nothing on Me

Chloe Fernandez is a 13-year-old author, actor, advocate, and model living with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, a genetic disorder that attacks the cilia, tiny hair-like structures that line the airways of the respiratory tract. After she was diagnosed at age six, she began writing about her experience having a chronic illness. These journals turned into her first book, PCD Has Nothing on Me. Since its publication, she has inspired and encouraged other children facing similar obstacles. She wants people to see those with PCD as more than just their illness. With her passion, positivity, and a zest for life, Chloe is an inspiration to children and adults alike.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and PCD Awareness Month, we sat down to talk with her about her book, PCD Has Nothing on Me, the importance of diversity in literature, her advice for other kids with big goals, and more.

Learn more about Chloe or buy her book at

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