Courtney Pest

Patient Leader

Health has never been my forte, but after surviving what I thought would be the worst thing that could happen (leukemia) I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 23. Since then I've been in a spiral of chronic pain with fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease entering the mix. When I found the online Spoonie community everything changed. I had never heard of these illnesses before I was diagnosed with them and now my eyes are open to what was there all along; beautiful, wonderful, amazing warriors! They inspire me more than I can say with their endless encouragement, support and love. I thought I lost who I was when I got sick, but I actually found out who I was supposed to be.

Location

London, 08

Nominations

Best in Show: Instagram

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Instagram
Courtney Pest

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