Best Kept Secret Nominees

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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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Chronic Eileen

Eileen Davidson is an ambassador for The Arthritis Society (Canada), advocate for chronic illness and…

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Brigid Laurito

Brigid is a Nationally Licenced Massage Therapist, certified in Reiki II, and a Nationally Certified…

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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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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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Doctor Jacq

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

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

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Jenn Granzin

Hello all! My name is Jenn Granzin, and I was diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease in 2014…

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

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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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Effie Koliopoulos

I am a writer, blogger, YouTuber and advocate. I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 14…

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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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Diane Talbert

I am a blogger, patient advocate and speaker for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I have spoken in…

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Caitlyn Juroviesky

I had always known there was something wrong with my stomach. from the time I was born, I would complain…

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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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Yoga, My Bed & M.E.

I have been an M.E/CFS warrior for over 26 years, in which time I put together my own healing journey.…

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Olivia - BendyLiving

When i was diagnosed with HSD in 2017 i though i'd finally get help with the symptoms i'd lived with…

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Tosha Maaks

I live well in Mental Health Recovery with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD and delusional disorder and Binge…

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Asha Brown

Asha Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of We Are Diabetes, where she works with families, patients,…

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Melissa Fischer

My passion and drive started with my own personal experience with PCOS, Hashimoto's and panic disorder.…

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Ashley L Arnold

As a health professional AND a patient, it is my greatest satisfaction to help others discover practical…

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Dr. Lynn Fuentes

Dr. Lynn Fuentes offers education and mentoring in chronic illness as a path to waking up and growing…

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Andrea C. Imafidon

Within the last five years, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and fibroids. I also suffered from depression…

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Marianne Drexler

Hi, I'm a maternal near-miss survivor. After nearly dying giving birth to my second daughter I had a…

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Michelle Auerbach

Hi all! My name is Michelle. I am always proud to share stories on my blog, Love, Light and Insulin …

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