Randy Patrick

Patient Leader

My life changed forever after getting a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in November 2012. First, I thought my life was going downhill.....Was I going to be in a wheelchair? How am I going to take care of my family?......BUT! Boy was I wrong! Knowing how I felt after diagnosis led me to becoming an advocate for this disease. I don't want people to feel the way I did or others do when they are diagnosed. I want others to know there is hope and want them to know MS is a manageable disease. I want them to make connections with others with MS. I started the 3rd Party group Must Stop MS! on Facebook to provide support, new information regarding MS, and to raise awareness of the disease. Must Stop MS! quickly spread to Twitter and Instagram and my support system continues to grow. I started a weekly Twitter chat named #ChatMS that occurs every Monday at 7pm ESt. Each week we discuss a new topic related to Multiple Sclerosis. These Tweet chat questions also get posted in a Closed Facebook group named #ChatMS and also get posted to my Instagram Feed. Meeting all these amazing people in the MS community and helping others make connections is what it's all about. Bringing the community together to help raise awareness, support each other, and give hope to those who need it is my mission. I won't stop until we get that cure we all need. #CureMS

Location

Elkton, MD

Nominations

Best in Show: Community Best in Show: Twitter

Super proud of my husband. He took MS by the horns and now helps so many others find a place on social media to know they are not alone, talk about their disease, fears, and learn more about how to manage MS so MS doesn’t manage them.  — Tracy

It's hard to have Multiple Sclerosis. Every week they they host a #ChatMS that involves the MS community with a wide variety of subjects and isn't afraid to approach any subject. That is very helpful to the community and that is why I am nominating Randy for Best in Show: Twitter!  — Michelle

Randy is an amazing advocate for those with MS. His weekly chats open up conversation on multiple topics for those who suffer. He also does amazing fundraising and awareness campaigns  — Jason

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook

Winner

Best in Show: Twitter

2018 WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Twitter Best in Show: Facebook Advocating for Another
Randy Patrick

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