Chronic Eileen

Patient Leader

Eileen Davidson is an ambassador for The Arthritis Society (Canada), advocate for chronic illness and curator of blog www.chroniceileen.com. She is a 32 year old single mother who lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia and all that comes with it. Eileen's motto is, if "I am going to be the sick girl, I might as well kick ass at it. "

Location

Burnaby BC, 02

I’m nominating Eileen because I’ve had the pleasure meeting her and she is a powerful And passionate advocate for her cause. She inspires many, not just in her cause but many others. So glad to have met her and watch her empower others.

I had the pleasure of meeting Eileen this year and she is truly passionate about her advocacy work. She works diligently and mission oriented. She inspires all who are around her and I believe deserves this award very much.  — Tiffany

She's fighting hard despite battling painful autoimmune diseases and being a single mother to bring awareness to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibro , Osteo arthritis and mental health. She's a phenomenal writer/blogger for the cause. The arthritis world is lucky to have such a wonderful women fighting for us all.  — Carrie

Eileen does an amazing job with sharing her writings, advocacy, and information on the several diagnoses she fights every day. Her voice is powerful as an advocate/ patient.  — Jason

Eileen is an amazing advocate/ patient. Her Facebook page is a wonderful resource. Her writings are something most people who suffer a chronic illness can relate to. She is very passionate about educating herself and others on many different topics we face daily.  — Jason

Eileen not only writes amazing articles but she lives them

She is a mother and while experiencing so many chronic conditions and caring for her child still find time to help others with her blog and advocacy. She is an inspiration with her work and her blog is so helpful for someone with these conditions or to help family member understand how we feel. She is very knowledgeable..  — Lyne

Eileen had a life changing event when she was diagnosed with RD. She did not let it destroy her life but chose to "kick ass at it." She tells it like it is, holds nothing back, and does her research. Her leadership has me considering advocacy myself. Eileen writes, walks, and raises $. She takes the time to share and listen on a one on one basis.  — Alethea

Eileen David advocates for RD and other chronic diseases around the world!! She has definately sparked an advocacy interest in me. She goes above and beyond in her work, raising $ for the Society, and through her great writing. She will speak with you one on one. A true leader takes the time out of a painful busy life to do this!! She is my hero.  — Alethea

Eileen advocates all over the world through Facebook,, Twitter, The WWW, and more. She dedicates her time and energy helping others through her writing, walks for the Arthritis Society, and any other avenue she can find. She will talk to you, one on one, in my opinion, this is a sign of a true leader. She never gives up, she is my hero!  — Alethea

Eileen works her butt off every day writing articles that spread awareness to life with a chronic illness

Eileen is active on all social media, dedicating her time to raising her son and raising awareness for chronic illness. She has planted the seed in me to become an advocate. She takes time to talk to us one on one, a sign of a true leader. She had me when she stated, "If I'm going to be the sick girl, I might as well kick ass at it."  — Alethea

I enjoy reading Eileen's blog. It's concise and to the point and gives lots of useful advice  — Kritter

Eileen is someone who won't let her diagnosis stop her in her tracks . She is an advocate that is doing some amazing work as an Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation. Despite the adversity that she is facing she is determined to help others and live a crazy good life.  — Ross

Eileen has done so much to learn about her disease and how she can affect change not only for herself, but for others. She is a fierce advocate and a "leave no stone unturned" kind of person, who makes a difference every day in the lives of people who read her story. She shares so much as a way to help others and inspires all around her. #respect

Congratulations on reaching your one year anniversary of blogging! :)  — Efstathia

I am nominating Eileen as a Patient Leader Hero. The advocacy work she does brings much-needed awareness and education. Her style is bold, honest and relatable. I admire how she takes on her challenges with an edgy, almost superhero persona. This woman brings a voice that deserves to be celebrated.

Eileen Davidson, 'Chronic Eileen' shows up and represents herself and her advocacy so well on Instagram. There is honesty in what she posts as well as beauty and strength. Having someone to represent and advocate for invisible illness the way that she does is refreshing, inspiring. I am so proud of her work.  — Sandra

Great encouraging and inspiring articles from a fighter / mother.

Chronic Eileen has a way of describing the challenges of being a chronically ill single mother with a hilarious twist but still remains professional with her advocacy and support to those with chronic illness.  — Emily

Eileen Davidson aka Chronic Eileen has great artcles about the daily struggles she faces living with invisible illnesses. A young single mom who can relate to audiences of all ages about rheumatoid arthritis, OA, fatigue and more. Everyone needs a connection with Chronic Eileen . Everyone needs to share in her journey.  — Alethea

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Finalist

Rookie of The Year
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