A compelling story can be written around, actually driven by, a character's affliction, whether
physical, mental, or spiritual. It might be an incurable disease, leading the story to be about
acceptance, suffering, and ultimate surrender. Or a condemned man might fight on, his last fight,
before his illness overcomes him, discovering more about life and the people around him than he ever
knew in the process.
A medical adventure story might be crafted around the search for a cure, many miracle examples of such actually having occurred throughout history. Successful treatment of a debilitating illness could lead to a fascinating recovery, taking a character from hopeless to hopeful. Perhaps the blind sees for the first time, or the deaf hears. The cripple can take the first steps of his life. The abnormal enters normal society, but with a completely different perspective.
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