Kelly Crabb - #purpleproject

Patient Leader

im kelly (#purpleproject). i blog & run a facebook community for those living w/IBD, arthritis, autoimmune disease & chronic illness. my blog started as a physical journey training for endurance events, specifically 1/2 marathons - i had some serious setbacks (new diagnoses), so my project changed. in & out of the hospital, i began sending care packages to those living w/chronic illness while it wasnt training. ive now run a few 1/2's & continue to train when able. my advocacy came full circle when i wasnt able to complete things i had set out to do..but i persevere. who says i cant? watch me. i fight my diseases w/humor, determination & some sass. the only free Rx is Hope.


Green Bay, WI


Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Facebook

I’m nominating Kelly because in my opinion, she’s what a patient leader is. She doesn’t hold back from showing the real patient experience. Leading by example, and giving courage to those who may not be ready to share their story.  — Angela

Past Awards Participation

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards


Health Activist Hero Advocating for Another


Best in Show: Facebook

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best Kept Secret Rookie of the Year

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Facebook Health Activist Hero

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Best in Show: Facebook Patient Leader Hero
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