Debbie @ ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com

Patient Leader

I am a patient as well as patient leader and advocate for Osteoarthritis - Avascular Necrosis - Osteonecrosis. - Spondylolisthesis I also am a CureClick Ambassador, and a member of WEGOHealth. After Being diagnosed in 2014 set me on a different path than being an optometric tech and apprentice optician. After I had to hang my white lab coat up for now in the eye care industry a lot sooner than i would have liked was very hard for me as I loved seeing patients , helping them. But having Osteonecrosis and Osteoarthritis in my right knee as well as Spondylolisthesis in my L5S1 , Hashimoto, Hypothyroidism and Adrenal fatigue I set out on a new path. That new path was becoming a group founder of The support group Avascular Necrosis / Osteonecrosis Support Int'l on FB. I found many patients could not find doctors knowledgeable in this rare disease, so i set out to call doctors in every state to see what orthos were experienced in avn and also thought out of the box as far as treatments vs just waiting until a patients bones collapsed and then giving them a joint replacement .. I am working on a world wide directory as well. I also wrote a booklet on osteonecrosis that I give out to our group members , as well as at health fairs etc. I love research -history- medical information and new technology- I also love to study the bible- women's ministry I also for over 25 years have advocated for victims of domestic violence..

Location

Poland , OH

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero Best in Show: Blog Rookie of the Year

Well she provides great info and after getting to know her I just gained more respect for her. She is an amazing advocate The liknks I have for her for fb just aren’t loading on your site https://m.facebook.com/AvascularNecrosisAndBoneDiseaseAwareness/ https://avascularnecrosiseducation.com/author/chronicallygratefuldebla/  — Lisa

The work and dedication she puts into her advocacy is above and beyond  — Thomas

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Rookie of the Year Best in Show: Twitter Best in Show: Youtube

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

2018 WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Rookie of the Year Best in Show: Facebook Advocating for Another
Debbie @ ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com

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