Best Kept Secret Nominees

Ronny Allan

Ronny Allan was diagnosed with incurable Metastatic Neuroendocrine Cancer in July 2010 after presenting…

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Roberta Carson

I started the non-profit Zaggo to help patients & family caregivers manage illnesses and injuries, after…

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Bipolar Hot Mess

Bipolar II, chronic pain, and eating disorders are my main focus.I first tried blogging in 2011 with…

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@BabbleOnBrooke

Following a spinal injury 6 years ago, I, a professional speaker, slowly lost the ability to speak &…

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Chronic Eileen

Eileen Davidson is an ambassador for The Arthritis Society, Patient Advisory Board Member for Arthritis…

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Effie Koliopoulos

Hi! I’m a writer, blogger, YouTuber and awareness-raising advocate. I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid…

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Mike Durbin

I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure in December 2008 at the age of 24. I was also misdiagnosed…

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Kate Weldon LeBlanc

Kate Weldon LeBlanc, BSW, MPA has been the Executive Director of RESOLVE New England (RNE) since January…

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Bev Late

I've struggled with my health for years but my advocacy on a personal level is pretty new. In 2014, I…

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Dale Reardon (https://mydisabilitymatters.club)

I am blind (Charlie is my seeing-eye dog) & from Australia. I want to help people with disabilities worldwide.…

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Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI)

MANI is a registered non-profit organisation (CAC/IT/83725), focused on breaking the silence and alleviating…

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Amber Wallace (Ostomy Diaries)

Sup Ya'll? I'm Amber! I have Crohn's disease, and had a complete colectomy. I now live life with an ostomy…

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@pcosgurl

Ashley has served PCOS and chronic illness communities for over 18 years. She actively participates with…

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Brigid Laurito

Brigid is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist, & Pharmacy Technician. She created her blog My Rheumatoid…

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Doctor Jacq

My goal is to help children, especially young athletes, understand the relationship between what they…

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Abby Norman

Abby is the author of ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A QUEST TO MAKE DOCTORS BELIEVE IN WOMEN'S PAIN. She's…

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LupusChick

I've been a member of the autoimmune world for the past 17 years, and while it has had its share of difficulties,…

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Carla Kienast

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in June 2008, had hip-replacement surgery in August 2008, shoulder…

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Trisha Bundy

In 2013, I became chronically ill, losing the ability to eat without severe pain, nausea, and vomiting.…

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SeeingPspots

My name is Brittany and I was diagnosed with severe plaque psoriasis in 2014. After going to doctor upon…

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Jennifer Gonzales-Granzin

Hello all! I’m Jennifer Gonzales-Granzin, and I was diagnosed with MCTD in 2014 after seeking diagnosis…

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Sabrina Skiles

I founded Homegrown Houston as a lifestyle resource for millennial women. I share daily inspirations…

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Tami Stackelhouse

As Founder of the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute, Tami Stackelhouse dreams of a day when…

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Ginny Mason

Ginny is a nurse (& grandma!), diagnosed with triple negative inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in 1994.…

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Bob McEachern

I was diagnosed over 10 years ago with Follicular Lymphoma, a slow-growing but incurable blood cancer.…

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AutonomicRN

I'm a Registered Nurse turned full time patient. Advocacy has become my passion. Working in healthcare…

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Katherine Sondergeld

In 2015 I was diagnosed with left temporal lobe epilepsy with myoclonus and now (2017) essential tremor.…

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Fresh Hope for Mental Health Podcast with Host Brad Hoefs

I'm a pastor who has bipolar disorder. I am the host of the Fresh Hope for Mental Health podcast. Due…

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Jenni Pettican

Hey guys, I'm Jenni and I'm a weekly vlogger, blogger and advocate for EDS and its associated conditions.…

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Rie Lopez, MPH

I became part of the chronic illness community in 2017, a year after a life-changing health crisis left…

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