Dana Trentini (aka Hypothyroid Mom)

Patient Leader

Who knew that little butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of our necks could affect our lives so completely? I launched my blog Hypothyroid Mom on October 1st, 2012 in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism and in dedication to my two boys who beat the odds and made it to the world. Within just over a year of its launch, HypothyroidMom.com has 240,446 monthly page views with 71,152 monthly unique visitors from 162 countries in the world. What’s crazy about all this? I never blogged, used Twitter or Facebook ever before the launch of Hypothyroid Mom. The Thyroid Federation International estimates there are up to 300 million thyroid sufferers worldwide, majority with hypothyroidism, yet over half are unaware of their condition. Imagine...that means over 150 million thyroid sufferers remain undiagnosed. I’ve often wondered if I am crazy to think I can change the world but something deep inside me tells me that this is what I am supposed to do. After 4 years of intense research and an unstoppable quest to find the top thyroid experts, I'm ready to share all that I have learned. The time has come for change. Thanks to all my amazing followers, Hypothyroid Mom is even better than I dreamed. My fans ROCK!

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Advocating for Another Best in Show: Community or Forum Best in Show: Community Best in Show: Facebook

Winner

Best in Show: Twitter Health Activist Hero

Dana has changed my life and given me hope when I had all but given up.  — Pat

Dana works tirelessly to raise awareness of the problems thyroid dysfunction can cause in women, especially the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnant women and their unborn children. Her blog is all about encouraging hypothyroid moms to stand up and take charge of their health. She is a hero to me.  — Judy

Hypothyroid Mom is a generous soul who through her own loss due to hypothyroidism reached out to others to share her story and inspire other thyroid warriors to advocate for themselves. She connects others by posting their stories which allows followers to share knowledge and experience as a means to help others!  — April

Dana is my Health activist hero; because she is compassionate, selfless, and all heart! She truly stands alone in her desire to bring awareness on thyroid disease world wide. I was personally moved by her page and story of loss. I related to her struggles and search for answers. Her connection on a daily basis with her readers is amazing! I can't say enough about Dana. She has made a difference for so many and deserve to be nominated.

Her courage, intelligence and compassion helped me start my "Road To Recovery". I am in "Phase One", just met with my Internist and gathered several of Dana's research from her website, printed it off and presented it to my Doctor. I Know I would have NEVER had the strength, courage or knowledge had it not been for Dana inspiring me to take control of my life. My Doctor ordered 18 labs, 4 tubes of blood!  — Penny

Dana lost a baby due to hypothyroidism. Such a tragedy should not have happened. Dana is saving babies all over the world as we speak! All my life I have seen so many sad things happen to people. One of the saddest is seeing a baby or child who will not grow to experience the gift of life. Proper thyroid testing can not only prevent premature death, it can prevent conditions such as adhd and autism from attacking an unborn fetus. We win in so many ways with proper thyroid testing.  — Johann

Dana, has created an online thyroid community that brings people from all over the world together. She has at least 90- guest post of people who have shared there unique thyroid journey on her blog. Dana, Is admired and respected for all the work she has done. She is TOPS in thyroid activist and resources online. Nobody compares to Dana. She rocks

Dana is tireless in her quest to educate patients and their doctors about thyroid disease. She is a lifesaver to me and so many others.  — Pat

Dana Trentini (aka Hypothyroid Mom)

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