My Life As A Puddle / Maria Thomas

Patient Leader

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) affects five percent of the global population, but I bet this statistic is actually much greater. The problem? Too many people are ashamed of the skin they’re in and don’t speak up or seek help. It’s time to end the stigma. I’ve lived with hyperhidrosis all of my life and offer a unique perspective on this condition that can be mentally, socially and professionally debilitating. I'm creating hyperhidrosis hope and awareness one drop at a time, living my truth and letting others know they are not alone. My story is your story.


Loveland, CO


Best in Show: Blog Patient Leader Hero Healthcare Collaborator: Patient

As a young sufferer of hyperhidrosis I have found it difficult to explain to others, or even find others who can truly understand my suffering. Maria's blog has provided me, and undoubtedly many others, with positivity and hope that one day this condition will be more widely recognised, and more successfully treated. Thank you, from one of many.  — Matt

Maria is an amazing person and helps and gives hope to so many out there suffering from hyperhidrosis. She pushes awareness and makes people feel like they're not alone!

Maria is passionate, inspiring, naturally beautiful. And REAL!  — Rebecca

She is doing incredible work for a fairly unknown cause. this cause needs a voice and Maria is the perfect person to lend that voice. She is passionate, honest, and positive. Great work!  — emory

She stands to advocate and educate about Hyperhidrosis. It is a disease that people suffer in silent mainly because patients don't realize it is a disease and they have to reach for the treatment and for help.  — Yasmin

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Best in Show: Blog Best Team Performance
My Life As A Puddle / Maria Thomas

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