Ardra Shephard

Patient Leader

Ardra Shephard is a devastating illness expert, having lived with multiple sclerosis for more than 15 years. Her blog, Tripping On Air, is the irreverent insider-scoop about MS that manages to inspire without ever being saccharine. it's frank, it's funny; it's what you'd want your best friend to tell you about what it's like to live with chronic illness. Ardra's on a mission to change minds about what it means to live with disability, to encourage better representation across all media, and to empower women living with chronic illness by demystifying the connection between disability and beauty.

Location

Toronto, 08

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Twitter

Finalist

Hilarious Patient Leader

I'll nominate Ardra for this every year until she wins! Ardra shares some of the nitty, gritty details of life with MS. She advocates for things like accessible spaces and gets vulnerable. She's got heart and it shows. But she tends to lead with humor and that's why her voice is one of my favorites. Thanks for always making me smile!  — Kayla

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Hilarious Patient Leader
Ardra Shephard

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