Leslie Rott Welsbacher

Patient Leader

Leslie Rott Welsbacher has been blogging about her experience living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis since 2008. Diagnosed as a young-20-something just starting a PhD program, Leslie now works a full time job and is happily married. What a difference a decade makes!


Beverly Hills, MI


Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog Best Kept Secret Rookie of the Year

Leslie has made a great virtual friend in all things health related and life in general. I connected with Leslie over 5 years ago with her blog and mine. I know I can turn to her with questions, advice, and support while dealing with my own chronic illness. She also puts a new perspective out there for those without illness...to walk in our shoes.  — Britta

Leslie's blog was one of the very first I found from the point of view of a young woman dealing with chronic illnesses. She was real in what she wrote - no sugar coating - and helped me to begin blogging.  — Kirsten

Because she is an activist for the community.  — Aimee

Leslie is warm, honest and her blog about her journey with Lupus has given her a welcome patient voice for the SLE community.  — Amanda

Leslie Rott Welsbacher

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