Tiffany Kairos

Patient Leader

As an epilepsy survivor, I am an epilepsy advocate, blogger and founder of the Organization and online community, The Epilepsy Network (TEN). I help all who have been affected by epilepsy and the public better understand the condition, and empower individuals with epilepsy to share their stories and inspire others. If I can help at least one person, that's worth it to me.

Location

Medina, OH

Winner

Best in Show: Twitter

I am nominating Tiffany Kairos for her unfaltering and persistent quest to raise epilepsy awareness. I had a lot of negative feelings and energy as my son had epilepsy, and she has shown me how you can put your energy to good use to make a difference.  — Simon

Epilepsy awareness, support and education is Tiffany's passion! From the moment she wakes to the late night hour she rests, she dedicates every bit of her time to helping others with Epilepsy discover that they are not powerless and do not have to be victimized by their illness. She's a beautiful person inside and out and I'm blessed to know her.  — Elizabeth

I am nominating Tiffany because her warmth, kindness, openness and ability to empower others, even if they don't have the same illness as her. I've seen her in person and on line, she is passionate about her work and empowering other advocates through their advocacy. To me she is the perfect patient leader.  — Eileen

I feel she is a wonderful advocate for all those dealing with epilepsy. She is a kind person who is passionate about helping others to better understand epilepsy.  — Rebecca

She makes life so much brighter and brings so much strength and encouragement to those who are affected with Epilepsy, She is a light to the world.  — Susan

You can read her brave journey with her husband into her world of Epilepsy just a few months after they were married. It rocked their world but together they made lemonade out of the lemons that epilepsy handed them. The epilepsy network website was born and after eight years of marriage they continue to bring hope to over 10,000 people!!  — Jamie

She is a very caring person. Amazing advocate cares about all of her friends and everybody asks advice from her. She is a great spokesperson. I've learned on her and she loves to lend a shoulder whenever she can.

Tiffany brings her genuine spirit and kind heart to her epilepsy blog. Her strength and informative posts are a great support and encouragement to others living with this condition.  — Marisa

Tiffany Kairos has been a strong and inspirational epilepsy advocate for almost 8 years as she fights her own diagnosis. She's created an epilepsy organization and online community of over 21,000 worldwide known as The Epilepsy Network (TEN). She's also an Epilepsy blogger, sharing her story and uplifting, educating and motivating others.  — Tiffany

Like myself, Tiffany began experiencing seizures unexpectedly in her early 20s. She has founded the group, The Epilepsy Network (TEN), and now has over 21,000 followers on Facebook alone. If you want to learn about epilepsy, this is your go-to girl. I'm part of several national groups yet even all of the others combined do not offer anything close.  — Heidi

Always making awareness for epilepsy

Tiffany has a genuine heart ❤️ to help and meet the various needs of all the people that read her blog. She inspires them to never give up and to be strong and brave. Mottos she truly lives by in her own life’s journey.  — Jamie

She’s a strong inspiration on Facebook to help others with epilepsy after all she’s been through. Inspiring people to “take advantage of their disadvantage and use their disability to their capabilities.” I’ve been through a lot as well and am also a big pillar on Facebooks Epilepsy pages but she’s more active in her community!  — Michael

I nominate Tiffany because she does an amazing job as inspirational advocate for Epilepsy awareness worldwide. She helps others deal with their seizures and understand how epilepsy impact on life. The epilepsy network given people with epilepsy and their loved ones an opportunity to communicate with others and not feel alone. She inspires me!  — Vanessa

She is a great source of information about epilepsy and her life is an inspiration for how to live with this condition.

Amazing advocacy, inspiration and personal stories on a very relatable level, with a beautiful style of writing. She includes hope and inspiration in every blog post and poses interesting thoughts to reflect on.  — Chris

Tiffany is tireless in advocating for epilepsy. She spends her life trying to take the stigma out of epilepsy and bringing it to light. Her kind loving spirit draws people to her, which helps open up discussions on this subject. I nominate her for her dedication to help open people’s yes to what she and others have to go through on a daily basis.  — Dianne

Tiffany is a passionate advocate for the Epilepsy Community. She is kind and outgoing and always supportive of those around her. I appreciate how active Tiffany is on Twitter and her weekly posts on Friday that promote the work of fellow advocates, not just in her community but across all chronic illnesses. Thanks, Tiffany!  — Mike

In my years of epilepsy advocacy, I have seen a host of emotions by this disease. Sadly, many allow this painful sickness to turn them bitter. Tiffany endeavors to help others see that their adversities can make or break them. Hers is an example of God's grace in spite of her sickness. -Everett Watson, Exec. Director, Epilepsy Advocates of America  — Everett

Tiffany is an inspiration to me as a mother of a daughter with epilepsy . She shares her knowledge & experiences which offers all of us support & encouragement . She has a positive outlook even though she goes through so much, reminding us that there is always hope. She's a Great advocate & deserves recognition :) Thank you, Tiffany!  — Colleen

TIFFANY tirelessly works to educate and advocate for all those who have to live with epilepsy. Her loving and kind spirit is educating so many people about this condition and she is bringing so much awareness to the world to try to find a cure.

Tiffany is giving, caring, motivational, a good listener, and a loud voice in the epilepsy community, among many other wonderful things. She is constantly researching, sharing and learning. Tiffany keeps those around her on the cutting edge of what is going on the epilepsy community through her blog and use of social media!  — Barby

I absolutely love Tiffany's blogs! She gives great ideas, tips, and important information to many in the epilepsy community and others. She also gives much encouragement to many survivors.  — Natalie

Tiffany has a genuine passion for advocating about epilepsy and has lived with it herself for almost 8 years. She has a way of touching on topics that are so important to understanding the condition and everything that comes with it. Her advocacy is educational and highly inspirational. She truly does make a difference and is just getting started!  — Chris

Tiffany is a positive, upbeat and very active advocate for epilepsy. She writes inspiring quotes, participated in the National Walk For Epilepsy, and generally embodies what you want a role model to be.

Epilepsy is very misunderstood and there is not enough information out there for it and Tiffany is trying to change that by talking and educating about it everywhere that she can

I’ve recently joined Twitter after being diagnosed with epilepsy. I joined some live chats and been introduced to many people. However, Tiffany is honest. Her words are not hollow. She gets it because she loves it. Thank you Tiffany for all your real work!  — Caroline

She is tireless for advocating for Epilepsy and has a positive attitude.  — Beshoy

She is an inspiration to the epilepsy community!  — Nikki

Tiffany is a positive, inspiring activist for epilepsy. She writes positive quotes, links to articles, and participates in the National Walk for Epilepsy. She's everything you want a role model to be.  — Bill

She inspires me to work through my disability of Epilepsy by writing to inspire others to work with, around and through their disability.  — Michael

Tiffany is a patient leader hero and deserves this award because she has been there for myself, even though we do not share the same illness, I have seen her there for her epilepsy community and many other advocates of all walks of life and disease. She is a ray of warmth and beauty which can brighten your day.  — Eileen

Tiffany has been an inspiration to me by sharing her story so openly on Social Media and it's allowed me to be more open about my own experience with my Epilepsy. She not only shares her stories, she allows others to share thiers. She also provide valuable information on her sites to help promote Epilepsy Awareness.  — Jonny

Tiffany is an activist in bringing awareness about Epilepsy to people without it, as well as bringing epileptics together. When my seizures first came back, her facebook presence made me realize I wasn't the only one in the world having seizures. Her hard work, dedication, and empathy makes her deserving of this award.  — Sita

I am nominating Tiffany Kairos because to me she has portrayed what a patient advocate means to me. While I do not live with epilepsy and a completely different chronic illness and we are quite different we understand the importance of empowering each other through our battles and advocacy. Plus I honestly feel she is my biggest competition

Tiffany's passionate and dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. She speaks from a compassionate point of view and does a great job helping others understand more about what life is like with epilepsy and encourages those with epilepsy to live life to the fullest. Tiffany definitely deserves this award for her blog!  — Kimberly

Tiffany Kairos

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