My Life As A Puddle / Maria Thomas, Founder

Patient Leader

I’m a passionate writer, editor, and hyperhidrosis survivor. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) affects five percent of the global population - that's 367 million people! But it's under-recognized and under-treated due in large part to lack of awareness and the shame and embarrassment those who have it may feel. 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. Through my blog I am "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.

Location

Loveland, CO

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Best Team Performance

I’ve lived with hyperhidrosis (HH) all my life & offer a unique perspective on a condition that can be mentally, socially, and professionally debilitating. Yet I shine on, knowing there is a deeper purpose to my life that involves being exactly who I am. I'm creating HH hope and awareness one drop at a time & letting others know they're not alone.  — Maria

Maria's blog is super informative and fun to read, while bringing information to both people who have hyperhidrosis (there are a lot!) and the wider world. She's an activist and advocate and just plain awesome.  — Jessica

She provides awareness and hope for those suffering from hyperhidrosis. Her positive and often funny spin on life altering conditions is both remarkable and inspiring. Maria shares what she learns about the condition and ways to cope.  — Charlotte

First of all I didn't know that there was a medical condition known as Hyperhidrosis. It wasn't until my good friend Maria Lynn brought it to my attention. It is a real plight for many individuals and the treatments are either painful, useless, debilitating and frustrating. Her Blog is informative and delightful to read. Continued success Maria  — Patricia

Maria does a wonderful job bringing attention to challenges people face day to day with Hyperhidrosis. Her most recent post explains the dangers of self injections when your hands are sweating. Maria also goes one step further and offers solutions or products to help those that suffer.  — Prokop

Extremely well written and edited blog. Content is fresh and provides quality information. Creative while addressing an increasingly difficult health challenge no one likes to talk about! Love the name! Authentic and real!  — Jane

Sheds light on a health issue that so many people have but it is not well known. Intelligent posts backed with factual data, written in a way that is articulate and a joy to read.  — Kevin

Maria brings her sharp wit & bright personality to her blog where she honestly & openly writes about hyperhidrosis. Her blog is full of wisdom & resources for those also living with this condition. Those that do not it can take note of how to understand those that do, treat others with dignity, & live life courageously!She is an inspiration to all!  — Abigail

For the outstanding blog. she created on her whole life experience with the problem she and million other humans Have that is known as hyperhidrosis.  — Bill

I'm nominating Maria for her bravery and courage in enlightening the world about her struggles with Hyperhidrosis. In doing so, she encourages others to share their stories as she shares her own. In this way she gives support to them and helps them deal with this very debilitating condition.  — Linda

Maria has brought together a community that I'm sure felt alone at one point with their hyperhidrosis. It's a humiliating health problem and knowing I'm not alone helps. Folks share suggestions and tips on how to cope living day to day with this issue. It has certainly helped me many times when. I've been at the end of my rope.  — Carmen

My Life As A Puddle / Maria Thomas, Founder

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