My name is Dana and I'm just a young dysautonomiac trying to maneuver through life with a shortage of spoons. I created my blog (Pass the Salt, Please!) to post my chronic illness musings and to help raise awareness for dysautonomia and other rarely known conditions like it. My advocacy journey eventually spread to other forms of social media where I've met great people who are going down the same road as me, and I hope one day we will all stand together with no walkers, no canes, but with a cure.
The reason for my nomination is not for personal gain. My purpose is to raise awareness about what it's like to live with various chronic and mental illnesses -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- through blogs, pictures, and videos. — Dana