It's not a crime to be ill. People see many things with cruel eyes not because they lack sympathy but because they lack understanding. Ignorance is an illness too. Don't let their eyes, tongues or minds affect negatively the precious life of yours. We live, cry, laugh, success, lose, bankrupt, get married get mad and go insane sometimes because life is unexpected and fate is not known.
We live just like we are supposed to live. the moment we get ill, we walk unknowingly towards the road of treatment, so it's not a crime to be ill. The real crime is ignoring pain and bearing with loss and hurt for the sake of no one. Living life till the end is what is making it meaningful with all its sums and minuses.
Let go of your fears, hesitations and negative feelings that hold you back and run towards your freedom. It's just one life only and meant to be lived. Do what leaves you with no regrets and don't do what makes you not you.