Kelly

Patient Leader

I am a patient living with Spondlyoarthropathy, Fibromyalgia & Thyroid disease. I am also a cofounder of IFAA. IFAA is a global non-profit that endeavors to raise awareness, providing wellness education and support, & promoting patient-centered research that will improve the quality of life for those affected by autoimmune arthritis diseases. My passion is awareness & advocacy for the rheumatology community & all those living with chronic illness. I represented my state for the ACR as a Patient Advocate on Capitol Hill in 2013 & 2016. I write a blog: As my joints turn. I love connecting with other patients via social media & my life is richer being a part of this amazing community.

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Hilarious Patient Leader

Not only is Kelly living with RA, fibromyalgia, and more herself, but she also cares for a spoonie dog who lives with syringomyelia and a number of other health issues. Though one or both of them are almost always suffering, she finds a way to share their stories with humor. Whether in a short quip or a full blog, Kelly makes me literally LOL.  — Kerry

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Finalist

Health Activist Hero

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Health Activist Hero

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Best in Show: Blog

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Hilarious Patient Leader Best Kept Secret Best in Show: Twitter
Kelly

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