Sharon Coyle-Saeed

Patient Leader

Location

Edison, NJ

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Best in Show: Facebook Health Activist Hero Patient Leader Hero Lifetime Achievement

Finalist

Best in Show: Community or Forum Best in Show: Instagram Best in Show: Facebook Lifetime Achievement

IBDJourneys is the community I goto to connect with other IBD patients.  — Frank

As a sufferer of Crohn's Disease, this group has provided me with so much support and information and also some friends who understand what i'm going through and help to make living with this disease more bearable.  — Clare

Living with IBD is a lonely road but ibdjouneys has given me a family to confide in ...

Whenever I feel Crohn's Disease is too much to handle these people talk me down from the ledge. If I need information about the disease or help they're always right there. I'm not sure I could have gotten through my first recovery without them.  — Melissa

IBD Journeys is a group that allows others to talk open and honestly about their journey through life with IBD. I personally have met some great people and learned a lot from them by being involved in the group.  — Jeffrey

I LOVE IBD Journey's instagram! They post pictures of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis showing things like patients in the hospital, patients with surgery scars, patients getting medications from shots or IV's, and motivating pictures of patients over coming daily obstacles.  — Sara

Non stop support and even when the admin are ill with their own problems they still always post messages of support for others and try to maintain a positive atmosphere among the group members. EVEN posting birthday messages! So glad I found the facebook and instagran accounts and think these people really deserve thanks and recognition.  — LEE

I absolutely love this group. Our page leader Sharon Saeed is wonderful. She has changed my life and I haven't even met her in person! Ibdjourneys on fb is such a great group to be apart of as it helps so many of us irritable bowel disease sufferers.  — Rebecca

Sharon battles IBD herself, well versed in all matters related to dealing with IBD. Her creation of ibdjourneys Facebook group allows a safe place for people and caretakers dealing with the everyday challenges of IBD. It was was a lifesaver for me when my teen was diagnosed in 2012, as well as all the others who find the group.  — Mufi

I am nominating Sharon Coyle-Saeed for all her work as a health activist for IBD. Starting with being the founder of ibdjourneys, an online support group for IBD, to her facebook where she posts daily inspirations for those dealing with any health condition, and her blogging for Wego Health that captivates anyone going through health challenges.  — Saad

Sharon is an inspiration to thousands of members of the groups. She is totally vested and committed to their well being. She is a motivator and a fighter.  — sharon

She is a born helper. Aside from her work in drawing attention to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, she actively highlights other issues. In discussing my bipolar disease with me, she has given me a deeper understanding that life is worth fighting for.  — Beverly

Sharon Coyle-Saeed’s sole and soul’s life purpose is to serve others, to spread some sunshine around and if she can’t help, at least do no harm.

She’s a positive role model & influence all around!  — Tasneem

Sharon is a committed healthcare advocate and truly a profoundly caring and loving human being who knows IBD from personal experience. IBD has been an intimate and at times painful life challenge for her that she has transformed to a lifetime calling of helping others worldwide. She is an angel in human form.

Sharon Coyle-Saeed

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