Living with a chronic illness is more than just a challenge and puts people in a difficult position to face life. Often it leads to a struggle with mental health that they have to battle every day. To combat such endeavors, people reach out to others and motivate one another. Dugan Reilly is an individual who has been working to help others in similar struggles.
When Dugan Reilly was five months old, he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that affected his lungs and digestive systems. Reilly grew up struggling with his illness and dealing with day-to-day habits of cystic fibrosis. Matters grew worse as he found himself battling a chronic disease and his mental health.
Despite the difficulties that came his way, Reilly was able to overcome all odds. He was able to take up several occupations, working in restaurants, catering, and even a position as a general contractor & showroom designer assistant. Eventually, Reilly decided to pursue college. By 2018, he enrolled at High Point University to study entrepreneurship. There Reilly discovered his passion and pursued an entrepreneurial career.
Dugan Reilly decided to create a brand to reach out and support others going through the same difficulties he went through. Fueled by a strong passion for helping others battling rare chronic illnesses achieve their dream reality and become the best version of themselves, he would set up a website where people could call him and share their struggles.
While his brand is primarily focused on walking through his clients’ internal struggles, Reilly also welcomes other struggles into their session. Reilly covers several topics from studies to career, relaying how he managed to endure and what they can do to imitate his success. The young entrepreneur understands perfectly well what it can be like to be stuck in a particular situation that they find difficult to get out of. “I want them to realize that they are not alone, and I have been in the same situation as them,” he explained. Throughout their session, Reilly acts as a mentor to advise how his clients can get themselves up from circumstances that make them feel caved in.
Despite being only in the business for seven months, people have found Reilly and managed to get the help and motivation they needed. He has helped people find the solution to improving and scaling their businesses, from real estate to clothing & apparel.
Because of his youth, Dugan Reilly is confident that his brand will expand and reach out to more people struggling with chronic illnesses. He hopes that his brand will become established with a community of like-minded people who have succeeded in their endeavors. Reilly foresees his company starting a program that will invite people to sign up and participate as he believes that it will be a huge stepping stone to get them closer to their dreams. Ultimately, his goal is to donate the majority of his earnings and profits to organizations striving to find the cure for these illnesses.