Anna Evangeline | SixHips

Patient Leader

Anna is an athlete and advocate living with juvenile arthritis since age 11. Her blog “Six Hips and Counting” is named for the 6 hip replacement surgeries she’s had starting at age 14. Growing up and pursuing college, a career, relationships, etc. on top of managing her health has often left Anna feeling lonely and isolated from her healthy peers - to this day she shares with unflinching honesty what it’s like when the majority of one's lived experience is through the lens of “being sick.” As a result, the cornerstone of Anna’s advocacy is ensuring that other young adult patients feel less alone and that there are healthcare solutions designed to meet their unique needs.

Location

Dorchester, MA

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Twitter

The first word that comes to mind when I think of Anna is badass. She shares the the battles she faces with her medical conditions and the added problems of insurance bureaucracy, being a female patient, and more ... but also her strength and endurance as an athlete. She may be ~10 years younger than me, but I want to be Anna when I grow up!  — Kerry

Anna is one of the top 5-7 people I intentionally check my Twitter feed for. She is always keeping it real and can somehow sneak the best punch line in even with that limit of 140 characters! ;) She is a long time friend of mine and inspires MANY of us in the RA community to strengthen ourselves however we can. She is a "must follow" on Twitter!  — Kenzie

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Health Activist Hero

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog
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