Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Nominees

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Barby Ingle

Barby is an advocate for PTs w 150+ Chronic & Rare Diseases | Pres. International Pain Foundation (vol…

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Jenni Grover

Jenni Grover is Founder/Editrix of, where she draws on her experience with fibromyalgia…

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Founded in March 2014, the #GetYourBellyOut campaign aims to support those affected by inflammatory bowel…

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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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Sita Gaia

Hi! I am Sita and I have been an advocate for Epilepsy ever since 2012. I felt very lonely when my seizures…

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Megan Davis

People can develop Epilepsy at any age, but I, myself, was diagnosed with Epilepsy in my first year of…

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Don Stranathan

I was diagonosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer in June of 2009. Since then I have done radiation, chemotherapy,…

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Allison Cronkwright

I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a debilitating rare and incurable disease that affects…

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Stoma in a teacup

Hi I'm Shell aka Stoma in a teacup. I'm 34 & suffered active UC for 10 years. I had my colon & rectum…

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Kendra Neilsen Myles, CHES, BCPA, RYT 200

Kendra is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) …

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Hi, I'm Rachel and I am 31 years old and have been ill for 10 years with a rare condition called Pure…

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Danny van Leeuwen

An action catalyst empowering people traveling together toward best health. Wears many hats in healthcare…

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My Life As A Puddle / Maria Thomas

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) affects five percent of the global population, but I bet this statistic…

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Daniel G Garza

HIV/AIDS Advocate, with a focus on education in prevention, since 2001, after being diagnosed in September…

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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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Amanda Marie

I understand the challenges that Dysautonomia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome can bring from the perspective…

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Terri Coutee

I am a two-time breast cancer survivor who chose to have breast reconstruction after a double mastectomy.…

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Christine Von Raesfeld

I’m an advocate for lupus and other conditions, I‘m involved with a local Nonprofit and have met with…

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Michele Tschirhart

In February, of 2011, my life hit a speed bump; the bump derailed my course, and set me on a new path.…

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Sarah Roberts

I'm a 24 year old woman from BC, Canada with Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, POTS, Chronic Fatigue…

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Jan Groh Oh TWIST author

I'm helping to shed light on a "twisted" condition involving hypermobility that isn't rare, just rarely…

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Cynthia Brown

I am an Author/Freelance Writer/Public Speaker/National Patient Advocate. As a woman living with heart…

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Ashley Morgan

I created a instagram account to raise awarness for chronic illness, and childhood cancer! I also make…

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Tamara Green, LCSW & David Dachinger

In October 2013, we heard the 5 words that turned our world upside-down, “You have stage-4 cancer.” The…

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Lisa Rosenthal

Little did I know, 31 years ago, when I first started trying to become pregnant, that infertility and…

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In 2008, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. What followed my diagnosis was several years of symptom…

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Shantana Hazel-Sister Girl Foundation

I am the Founder of Sister Girl Foundation. Incorporated in 2010 after a long battle with Endometriosis…

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Shannon Hennig

I'm a survivor of a lengthy battle with postpartum depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder…

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Ken Taylor

I am a caregiver, author, and TV personality raising awareness for chronic pain issues and challenges.…

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Erin Gilmer is a health policy attorney and patient advocate active in the epatient community, advocating…

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