Aaron Blocker

Patient Leader

My name is Aaron, and I have Crohn's, AVN, Osteoporosis, a rare genetic disease called hypophosphatasia and 4 total hip replacements. I started my advocacy work in 2009 because I wanted to meet other IBD patients so I jumped in online and started a page. Today that has grown into something I would've never dreamed of and I am very passionate about helping others. It's taken a team to get to where I am today but I want to makesure people have a safe place to come and get support and find credible information. I also have a MSc in Biomedical research with my end game being a P.hD. "Won't it be great when we come together, not to work towards a cure but to celebrate its discovery!"

Location

Jackson, MS

Nominations

Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Lifetime Achievement

Aaron uses his extensive higher education to make a difference in the advocacy community daily. He is such a source of GOOD information and encouragement in the IBD community, and I am forever grateful to have connected with him!  — Kenzie

Aaron didn't waste any time jumping into advocacy work after he was diagnosed with IBD. Since 2010, he's worked tirelessly across various mediums from Facebook to advocating on the Hill, to support fellow patients. And his work doesn't stop there...he's dedicating his career to IBD research to help discover treatments & cures! He truly does it all!  — Lilly

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Twitter

Winner

Best in Show: Facebook

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook Health Activist Hero
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