Ardra Shephard is the influential blogger behind the award-winning Tripping On Air (trippingonair.com). Having lived with multiple sclerosis for more than 15 years. Ardra is a devastating-illness expert, whose blog provides 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. With an international reach and reputation, Ardra is a leader in the MS community who is regularly sought after for advice on everything from diet and nutrition to which mobility aids to buy.
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
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