Meet the Nominees

Tracy Barker

I suffered with mental health issues for almost 20 years before being diagnosed with one of the most…

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parkinsonsdiva

My world revolves around my precious daughter who is my primary reason for continuing to fight each…

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International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society

International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society (IAES) is a Family/Patient centered non-profit that assists…

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Niamh Adams

At the age of 15 I was diagnosed hypermobility syndrome and chronic pain syndrome, after finding support…

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Terri Wilder

Terri was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in March 2016. Since her diagnosis she has worked…

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www.mswellnessproject.com

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2002. After years of living silently with unpredictable symptoms…

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Mariah Leach

Mariah is a writer and healthcare advocate who lives in Colorado with her husband and three young children.…

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@NICUHandToHold

I am the founder of Hand to Hold and mother of two children born preterm–Jackson born at 24 weeks in…

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Chronically Jess

As a young woman, symptoms appeared one day, and they wouldn't be tamed for years. While the disease…

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LisaMarie

I have a group on Facebook called Surviving a Silent Killer. This is referring to DVT's and pulmonary…

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Gabriella Brusatto

Hello, my name is Gabriella. I was diagnosed with epilepsy of both Tonic Clonic and Absence seizures…

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Lucy Trieshmann

My life philosophy is to always choose happiness, regardless of the circumstances. Life throws many obstacles…

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Faye Paras

9 years ago I was diagnosed with malignant phyllodes tumor. I had a 3 month old baby girl that gave me…

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Megan White Mukuria

Studies in Ghana and Kenya suggest pads and health education wins up to six weeks of school for girls.…

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Felicity Mae Rose @officialfelicityrose

I've always been an advocate for health disorders, especially the conditions I have. To name a few are…

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ViiV Healthcare

As the only company solely focused on HIV, we go beyond developing new medicines. We take a holistic…

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Brandi CK La Perle

Film & television actress, model, published writer, public speaker and voice-over artist, Brandi CK LaPerle…

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Sara Gorman - Despite Lupus

Sara Gorman was diagnosed with systemic lupus at age 26. Determined not to let lupus rewrite her plans…

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Amanda Magee

I have three daughters and a small business. When I began writing it was about the wonders of being a…

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Becky (@ChronicMotivation)

Hi! I am a 33-year-old woman living in NYC. I was born with Blau Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that…

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Kimberly Spencer

Kimberly Spencer is the power princess pioneer of CrownYourself.com, an award-winning screenwriter, a…

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Andrea LaMarre

I am passionate about changing systems to be more open to listening to the lived experience of people…

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TotallyADD.com

Rick Green is an award-winning producer, director, writer and comedic performer who has made hundreds…

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Siany Sparkles

#Hello my name is Sian I am a Specialised Play Practitioner working in Acute Paediatrics with children,…

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Robin Markowitz

Lymphoma Canada is earnest about our role as "The Patient Voice". We strive to ensure that decision-makers…

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Daniel G Garza

HIV/AIDS Advocate, with a focus on education in prevention, since 2001, after being diagnosed in September…

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Teri Hutcheon, A Foodie Stays Fit

I write a health and wellness blog, www.afoodiestaysfit.com where I share how I manage a healthy lifestyle…

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Hurt Blogger - Britt

Britt Johnson is an ePatient advocate empowering patients to be the drivers of their health while making…

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AC from The Aging Experience

I help health care organizations craft better experiences for older adults, help family caregivers thrive…

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