Summer Scirocco

Patient Leader

In 2013, I was diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Since then I have joined a number of nonprofit organizations as an advocate and mentor for those who are newly diagnosed or someone who needs someone to talk to. I have traveled from San Francisco to Washington, sharing my story at events and even to my state representatives. I want to make sure the public is more aware of chronic illnesses and just because "we don't look sick" doesn't mean we don't fight a battle every single day. I also have fibromyalgia, CFS, endometriosis, depression & anxiety all of which are "invisible illnesses." I advocate because I want to be a voice for those who feel like they don't have one.

Location

Vidalia, LA

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Finalist

Rookie of the Year
Summer Scirocco

You Might Also Like

Colitis to Ostomy

Best in Show: Blog Nominee

Best in Show: Facebook Nominee

Myisha King

Best in Show: Facebook Nominee