Rookie of the Year Nominees

Effie Koliopoulos

Effie is a writer, blogger, creative and patient advocate and activist for those living with rheumatoid…

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Beth Francis and Andy Clark - 100 Days of Vitamin Sea

After being diagnosed with chronic migraine in 2017, my partner Andy and I set ourselves the challenge…

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Emily Garnett

I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at age 32, the same week my son turned two and my husband…

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Samantha Smith

I'm a patient advocate, certified health and wellness coach, crisis counselor, consumer marketing advocate…

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Chronic Eileen

Eileen Davidson was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 29 and placed on Canada's #1 cause of long…

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Moniqua Demetrious: Beautifully Made- Inside & Out

I use to work for a fashion stylist company for 2 and half years but than my UC started to get serve…

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Jamie Teachey-Pyle

My name is Jamie. I advocate for mental and physical health because a change is needed to make people…

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Debbie @ ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com

I am a patient as well as patient leader and advocate for Osteoarthritis - Avascular Necrosis - Osteonecrosis.…

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Sarah

Sarah is a patient with hypopituitarism resulting in adrenal insufficiency and growth hormone deficiency.…

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Kristin "mini2z"

My name is Kristin Tousignant but I go by mini2z online. The mini is a part of my nickname from work…

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Cheryl

Scoliosis is a complicated condition that affects numerous people worldwide. About ten percent of the…

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Alexandria Washington

Alexandria Washington is an award-winning health advocate located in Tallahassee, FL. She holds a Bachelor…

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Marianne Drexler

As a maternal near-miss survivor, Marianne Drexler shares her personal story of surviving a massive hemorrhage…

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Beth Morton, PhD

Migraine advocate with a passion for data.

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