Kenzie (accordingtokenz)

Patient Leader

Kenzie is the writer and advocate behind the blog Life According to Kenz. After being diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of 14, she discovered her passion for putting words to the pain and symptoms she and so many others experience (behind closed doors) on a daily basis. Kenzie also battles IBD, gastroparesis, and Lyme disease. She currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with Ophelia (her service dog in training) and is studying to become a licensed social worker.


St Paul, MN


Advocating for Another Best in Show: Blog Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Instagram Patient Leader Hero Lifetime Achievement


Best in Show: Blog

There truly aren't the words to explain why I'm nominating Kenzie for this award. In spite living with multiple illnesses she inspires, motivates, and encourages me in so many ways. Using her own illnesses to help others has encouraged me to do the same. She is a roll model for all of us who battle chronic illness.

Day in day out Kenz continues to inspire so many of us! In spite being thrown diagnosis after diagnosis she continues to advocate and change so many peoples lives for the better. When you think of Kenz she doesn't fit into just one category! She is active across all media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and her blog to name a few.  — Ross

Kenzie is one of the most genuine people I've ever met. She's quick to encourage others, regardless of what she's facing, while being incredibly real and raw about her own life. She is a beacon of light in the darkest times, even if it's just shared experience about crummy health stuff. She's my absolute hero, every single day.  — Kirsten

Kenzie (accordingtokenz)

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