Cathy Chester

Patient Leader

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1986. Today my mission is to help others feel empowered & less alone. I created an award-winning, blog AnEmpoweredSpirit.com, & write for PatientsLikeMe, MultipleSclerosis.net, Multiple Sclerosis News Today & Mango Health. I’m the blogger for The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. My blog has been voted by WEGO Health & Healthline as a top MS blog, & I received the Thumbs Up 2017 Award from CMSC for promoting MS nursing. I have a certificate in Patient Advocacy & a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College. I’ve been happily married since 1988. We are blessed with an incredible son & two adorable cats who really run our home.

Location

Basking Ridge, NJ

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero

Cathy is intensely involved in all aspects of advocacy and devoted to it with a passion. She travels to conferences and reports what she's learned, writes well-received articles on her personal blog and several disease forums, and as a site moderator, she provides personalized, compassionate responses to patients that have problems and questions.

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Community or Forum Best in Show: Facebook Best in Show: Pinterest Best Kept Secret Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog Advocating for Another

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Facebook Patient Leader Hero Lifetime Achievement Best in Show: Twitter
Cathy Chester

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