LupusChick

Patient Leader

Location

Rochester, NY

Nominations

Advocating for Another Best in Show: Community Lifetime Achievement Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Instagram Best Kept Secret

Marisa is one of the most compassionate, dedicated people that I have come to know. She puts her heart and soul in all that she does. without a doubt you can tell that she goes above and beyond and she seeks to make a difference. She seeks to create a positive impact for all. She deserves this award for her beautiful inspiration and work.  — Tiffany

I want to nominate my wife who started LupusChick 11 years ago despite having health problems of her own.Today, they reach over 500K people a month with lupus/autoimmune diseases,have a nonprofit side and given away 7 college scholarships to women w lupus. She also worked with NY govt in the area of lupus.She has a true heart to help people in need  — Mickey

Marisa is beauty, brains and compassion! Her instagram eloquently portrays life with lupus, self care and her overall beautiful positive energy.  — Eileen

Marisa provides a real life look at what someone with lupus and other chronic conditions deals with - whether it is a hard day of treatment, or a full spoons day where you get to go enjoy yourself. She does it all with joy, faith, and a dash of humor and love. Her instagram is a place to go to get encouraged, get informed, and be loved on!  — Pat

Marisa is one of the sweetest and dedicated Patient Leaders that I have had the pleasure of meeting! In all that she does along her journey, you can tell that she is driven by passion and motivation to share her story and make a positive impact for others! I am so pleased to call her a dear friend!  — Tiffany

Over the past 10 years Marisa has worked at and developed a community on Lupuschick.com and social media outlets that now reaches over 500,000 people a month. She remembers how lonely and isolating being diagnosed with an invisible chronic illness is, and works tirelessly to minimize the # of people who will feel that way after diagnosis.  — Mickey

Marisa not only advocates for lupus patients and provides college scholarships but she is a lupus patient herself. She serves others out of love, compassion and true understanding. She bridges the gap so that others don’t have to feel alone facing this diagnosis. She travels the country giving speeches to doctors and health care workers.  — Evelyn

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Community or Forum Lifetime Achievement

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Healthcare Collaborator: Patient

2018 WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Instagram Lifetime Achievement Best in Show: Facebook
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