Silvia (Sly) Wheatley Young

Patient Leader

Silvia is a survivor of stage 4 endometriosis and infertility. Her advocacy within the endometriosis community is focused on the patient's story, and working to collaborate nationally and internationally with one voice. This year her advocacy collaboration projects also include No Tampon Tax CA, Women’s March Bay Area, NOW California and National Conferences, and reaching best-selling author status as she continues to bring more stories and women’s health education to print. Quoted in NYTimes and Newsweek, Silvia Young debuts her play GASLIT at the University of California, Davis.


Danville, CA


Patient Leader Hero Advocating for Another

I worked with Silvia 3 years ago on one of the EndoMarch's we had in San Francisco. She truly cares about the women who suffer with the same disease as she does. She is always uplifting to others and always looking for ways to get the word out there about this horrible disease called Endometriosis. I admire her and look up to her!  — Dayna

I am nominating Silvia because she is a power house for our cause and I know her works not only an endosister but, a friend. Even when her health is down she's fighting for equality of rights/healthcare.  — Adona

She's a power house for our cause, and I know her not only as an endosister but as a friend. Even when her health is down she's up and running to fight for quality health care and equality. She has made it her goal to spread knowledge everywhere she goes.  — Adona

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Patient Leader Hero
Silvia (Sly) Wheatley Young

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