Leslie

Patient Leader

Nominations

Best in Show: Community or Forum Geek Health Activist Hilarious Health Activist Health Activist Hero Rookie of the Year Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Facebook

Finalist

Best in Show: Facebook Rookie of the Year

Leslie and the crew on our "we're not drunk we have MS" group are so supportive and helpful. it's a place to share, vent, and talk to other people out there about all the stuff going on in our lives. There are just not enough words to describe how helpful this group is.  — kitty

This is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She has been through a lot and yet she still supports her fellow friends with MS everyday.  — Angela

Everyday there are words of encouragement, advice and answers to questions not only from an amazing administrator of the site but the community of this group that use the site

its not just a group its more like a family!  — brandon

GREAT SUPPORT PAGE  — ANNA

She has brought together a community of compassionate people who can share, get help or just vent about the problems with living with MS!  — Tina

The support I receive from the group is awesome!!  — LuAnn

Leslie & her crew manage to keep 15 or 16k+ of varying personalities feeling like family. MS can be deeply depressing and I believe by providing this forum for info and support, Leslie has saved many lives. Suicide is the #1 killer for those w/MS. I have made friends in my city through this group. We have become each other's local lifelines. <3  — valerie

Leslie Hillburn gave us a place where we can just be. Having MS is difficult, but knowing that we have a supportive place to go and that we can say whatever we want and know that we will feel cared about is very special.  — Lori

Leslie does EVERYTHING to keep us informed, updated & just to listen & she is a "WARRIOR" of this MonSter as well. If it had not been for this page.... I can HONESTLY say I would not be here today. I am NOT alone & she MADE me realize this. TY Leslie!  — Kelly

They have posts from people where we can learn from others suffering from MS, also laughter is the best medicine since this disease has robbed us of most everything else  — Amy

Leslie Hillburn started this group and is the page owner. The group is an AWESOME "family" that suffers from MS and/or their family members/caregivers. They support each other. They laugh, cry, educate and pray for each other. And always offer words of comfort to each other. THIS GROUP IS OVER 15K STRONG AND THERE IS 16K ON THE PUBLIC!  — Bonnie

Leslie created a safe haven for those of us with MS to go to ask questions and gain support from others who truly understand what we are going through. The We're Not Drunk, We Have MS members are my FAMILY!  — Lisa

When I came into this group she made me feel really welcome and we can ask any questions we wanted and we will always get a responds.Leslie is someone we can talk to even if we have a personal problem we can go to her.She is a caring person who im glad to know.  — Sherry

I have M.S. This page helps me and my family everyday to stay abreast of news, to encourage us, and to help us encourage others living with M.S. We are now well over 15,000 members strong. We also have our 2d annual "Family Reunion" planned where members meet face to face and lasting friendships are formed.  — Ren

Leslie's site goes above & beyond just getting information on MS. She also moderates and addresses issues within the site & tries to keep us on target for discussions.  — Stacy

Best support group EVER!  — Kelly

I would be lost without this group...I learn new things everyday! They are there for me when I need someone who understands what Im going through!! I also like to be there for others when they need a person to help them with a question or just an ear to listen & understand them :) I would be lost without this group!! They deserve to be recognised for the loving family enviroment they have created for us to go to and be able to be ourselfs on good days & bad :) and we are never judged...Thank you!!

I get the best info from this group! And shared stories and some laughs.  — Pamela

Best MS support group  — David

This group has been very important to me. Having other people that have the same condition as I do that I can talk to is the best thing I could ask for.  — Deanna

They are very supportive and offer useful information for both people with MS and their families.  — melissa

I have MS and enjoy the community feel of this site. And I like the support of others  — Lynn

Leslie has started an amazing MS support group which she runs. She has amazing compassion and care for her fellow MS community  — Nicole

It's a great support group for people with MS. They give practical, medical and mental support.  — Tanya

Why am I nominating this group? Because, they are real. We all have MS, but we love life, and giggling is definitely allowed!  — Bonnie

This group is the most inspiring, strong, don't ever back off fighting for your own self worth and "for the love of god" I know my own my body, wait for the doctor to figure it out when we figured it out year ago group ever.  — Dana

Leslie has created this Facebook MS support page - We're Not Drunk We Have MS - where people all over the world can come together & share & learn & cry & vent. It's a page with tons of info, love, compassion & support. Leslie has turned a "page" into a loving & caring family of "MSers". She's awesome!

She has the most informative and friendliest site That I have found bye far.  — Kandy

Best Support Group I have ever been a part of.  — ken

Leslie Hillburn formed this multiple sclerosis support page on facebook in 2013. Since then, membership has grown to over 20,000 and the page has gone 501c3 and helped countless numbers of people who suffer from this debilitating disease! Her tireless energy in running this page is an inspiration to us all!  — Cheri

This page offers so much support for us with MS and for those that are dealing with someone that has MS. I appreciate the fact that Leslie Hillburn opened up her heart to take on this task and allow us a place to call home.  — Lori

I never feel alone, people always think with many hidden diseases that you are ok.  — Ami

Leslie started this group for those of us who have MS and also those who take care of people with MS. We come here to share our ups and downs throughout the day, weeks, and months.  — Geri

Amazing support for fellow MS patients. This network of friends was created by Leslie Hillburn, whom has also been diagnosed with MS. If I ever have a question or concern, I post it on this wall. You have varying opinions within minutes from people living and struggling through the same disease. It is not to replace medical advice from your physician, but it is nice because you don't feel so alone with similar symptoms. She makes sure negativity stays off our page too. "Ain't nobody got time for that!!"  — Monica

Leslie help many people understand their struggles dealing with MS.  — kristin

She created one of the most wonderful ,and supportive groups on Facebook for people with Multiple Sclerosis. She is very active,supportive,and addresses everyone's concerns. I could go on,and on,but this woman despite her own illness has given all her energy,and a great support system for thousands suffering from MS.  — Vicki

THIS IS THE BEST MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT PAGE EVER! LESLIE HILLBURN HAS CREATED A COMMUNITY THAT PROVIDES CARING, LOVE AND SUPPORT, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL INFORMATION AND OTHER HELPFUL LINKS. THIS PAGE PULLED ME OUT OF A VERY DARK PLACE AND I COULD NOT BE MORE GRATEFUL TO HAVE FOUND THIS NEW "FAMILY" OF SUPPORTERS! WE'RE NOT DRUNK ROCKS!  — Cheri

Leslie is a "Lifesaver" literally. With over 22, 000 followers she is the glue that tirelessly keeps us all together. If someone is troubled or suicidal she finds a way to get them help immediately. She throws a reunion every year in different locations so we can meet each other in person. I swear she is there for us 24/7. Best Group Ever!  — Laura

Very helpful group. Leslie Hillburn is an amazing creator of a an extremely inspirational group, and all the groups members are like family to me.  — Allen

This page on facebook brings together so many people on MS and we can then support each other and share our experiences and not feel so alone.  — Randie

I'm always told that I walk like I'm drunk and people stare all the time, this forum gave me an outlet and helped me to realize that there are a lot of us out there...  — Robin

Leslie, Is the best she will always finds answers to a question. She goes above and beyond to truly help everyone with MS. She makes you feel as if you are her real family. She works very hard for her group and when she takes time away for herself she truly misses everyone and worries about the group. She is a big inspiration to all. And she has a beautiful heart and soul.  — Patricia

Fantastic support group for multiple sclerosis patients, families of patients and care givers of patients.

Leslie created the page that saved me. I thought I was all alone in how I felt and what I was going through until I found this group. Leslie's heart and soul is in that page, and you can tell! Love you MAMA BEAR!  — Shara

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE THERE. YOU ARE NEVER ALONE, AND FOR THAT I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL TO MAMA BEAR LESLIE!  — Shara

Leslie started this MS support page in 2013 and, to spite the fact that she has MS herself, works tirelessly to support people with this disease! This support page has grown from 1100 members to over 22,000 in just four years and boasts a yearly "Family Reunion" held in a different state every year! The love and support she provides are endless!  — Cheri

They inspire so many Facebook followers to continue moving on, to stay strong, and to be faithful and hopeful through facebook posts, shares, likes, and more.  — Lauren

Allowing MS people to connect and address "our" individual problems!  — Jeanie

You can go there and ask any question concern or feeling and others with MS will help you with their experiences, ideas, or support. I've learned so much about my disease and how others are also affected by reading there everyday..it's very helpful and down to earth, not like being in a doctor's office trying to ask questions.  — Marilyn

Shows wonderful support to several thousand members! goes that extra mile to research anything you need info on.  — NANCY

We call her Mama Leslie, She not only is the founder of our Support Group for Multiple Sclerosis ! She has started 3 Groups . One for the public , One that is a Closed Group , and One for PPMS !!! She has saved many of lives by giving us a platform where we feel safe to talk about many of Our Daily Struggles fighting this Disease !  — Tammy

I receive a lot of helpful information and support from the members of the group. This is a very tough illness for a person to suffer through and I sadly do not physically have a family nearby to lean on. There have been times I've turned to this group for emotional support and they were there for me.  — Theresa

I have been diagnosed with the disease MS since 2006. I have yet to find a more knowledgeable and understanding group. I have been able to receive much needed advice on issues as well as receiving that feeling of being useful once again with the small chances that this group has given to me.  — Josh

This is the best support group for MS that I have found. It has a large following. Is thoughtfully and consistently administered. One can access information, find support and friendship. I have seen many acts of kindness that occur on this page for real. Abuse and disputes are addressed immediately. Responses are timely and personal. Love this site

This GROUP & Leslie who runs it has made such a difference in raising awareness on the MonSter we call Multiple Sclerosis.  — Kelly

As a person fighting Multiple Sclerosis, finding her Facebook support group has made my daily life livable!  — kelly

Leslie Hillburn has MS. Daily she monitors a page so others may participate in a community to share information, progress, gain support and inspire one another.  — Sue

For making the BEST MS Support Page on Facebook!!!  — Matt

If it weren't for her I would have no one to talk to when I have a flare, feeling bad or just feeling good. I am so happy that she made the site for all of us to run to each other when family doesn't understand. Thank you Mama Leslie. We love you.  — Misty

The website she made has nothing but support and help for someone like me who is newly diagnosed to ms. It helps make it easier to understand things and cope with this MonSter.  — Alexis

This page is a great resource for people with MS. It allows you to discuss your MS issues, ask others if they have had the same experiences, and its a great way to make new friends. The people are great, you basically talk about anything, and the moderators are great. I belonged to many MS support groups in the past but this one is the best!  — Maryrose

Fantastic site where people with MS exchange ideas and help support each other  — Melissa

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