Samantha Smith

Patient Leader

My hope is to bring awareness to rare diseases, and how I've learned to live with them! I want my story to help anyone who may be struggling, and remind them they aren't alone. I may not have chosen this life, but I am determined to make something amazing out of it. This year, I started volunteering with G-PACT, a non-profit for those who suffer from digestive tract paralysis diseases. It’s given me another opportunity to give back, advocate, and bring awareness to rare diseases.


Windham, NY


Rookie of the Year

Joining Samantha expanded the outreach to the community considerably. She also runs her own blog and writes for other non profits.  — Jim

She never gives up no matter the challenges she faces. When things become impossible she still perseveres and conquers it. She has a smile that lights up a room. She cares for others in the midst of her own challenges. She really cares and gives her all to whatever she does.  — Nancy

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Best in Show: Blog Rookie of The Year
Samantha Smith

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