About us

Who we are

We are a team of change-makers who believe that everyone living with a chronic illness deserves to have the same access to tools, resources and a sense of community to be successful in their patient journey.

Situation Positive is a positive community dedicated to providing support and education to those affected by chronic illnesses. Situation Positive provides non-medical advice, knowledge and education for members. Situation Positive also provides a place to belong, where you can connect with others, and can find your voice. Situation Positive is a licensed non-profit that is free for people living with a chronic illness to join, participate and utilize the resources.

Situation Positive formed when two old friends were talking about the challenges they were having with their respective chronic illnesses. Matt and Tara have known each other for a long time, but did not know about each other’s personal struggle with illness. As they shared their stories, they realized that even though they had different conditions, they had many shared experiences. It was at that moment they realized that they could use their stories to help others.

Our approach

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide support and education to those affected by chronic illnesses.

Whether it is a reassuring conversation, education, professional training, or simply the assurance that they are not alone, we will make sure that everyone gets support that meets them where they’re at as quickly as possible.

Our Vision
We want to build a community that provides a safe, positive space for people to learn how to live their best lives despite their illness.

Our entire team wants to see a world where every person struggling in any way feels able to reach out and has people who’ll help them navigate their chronic illness journey and provide resources and reassurance

Your Positivity Partners

Matt Cavallo

Matt Cavallo is a author, speaker and co-founder of Situation Positive.

Diagnosed at 28 years old with Multiple Sclerosis, Matt Cavallo has made it his mission to help others living with chronic illness. Today, he is an award-winning author, speaker and sought after voice of the patient experience.

Tara Tingey

Living with chronic pain for over half her life, Tara Tingey has found that the best remedy is a positive mindset. She is eager to help others find the same positivity and encouragement in the midst of a chronic illness.

Our Sponsors

For those who care enough to give, our sponsor page coming soon. To learn how you can become a sponsor please contact us today.