Patient Leader

Denise Archilla, MSW and Certified Adolescent Life Coach, is the founder of Chronic Connection, LLC, a multi-faceted program aimed at empowering teens, young adults, and their families to live productive, successful lives despite chronic illness. We provide individual, group, and family coaching as well as virtual events, card swaps, and a platform for guest blogs and vlogs. Our most recent program is Ask A Spoonie, which airs on our you tube channel each week and features our amazing Advisory Board. Additionally, our mission includes educating the "well" community along with medical professionals to help them understand the "patient's" perspective.

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Instagram

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Best In Show: Instagram Best Team Performance

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