My name is Lori-Ann. I am married, work in Manhattan, and live nearby in Jersey City. I was diagnosed with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in 2012. Although it can be tough to stay active and enjoy life during a flare, or any other day, I believe the city life is the best environment for me. I rely on public transportation and my feet to take me everywhere. Although I am not as able as I was when I was younger, or before my disease got out of control, I still do the things I like in the city: shopping, museums, shows, and lots of walking! I eat a clean diet free of processed foods (most of the time) and try to stay active in order to keep my disease under control.
The Colony, TX
In my opinion Lori-Ann really deserves this award. She stands out as someone who not makes an amazing difference in influencing her community but within the greater healthcare community. The question that comes to mind is "how doesn't Lori-Ann make a difference"? She is a true Patient Leader Hero and exemplifies the word! — Ross
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