Best Kept Secret Nominees

Effie Koliopoulos

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

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A Ballsy Sense of Tumor - Justin Birckbichler

At age 25, Justin Birckbichler was diagnosed with Stage II testicular cancer. Now in remission, he committed…

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Christina Doherty

I consider myself a person first, a patient second, and an advocate third. When I was first diagnosed…

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Ardra Shephard

Ardra Shephard is the influential Canadian blogger behind the award-winning Tripping On Air – the irreverent…

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Double Baggin’ It

Double Baggin’ It - Danielle Gulden and Joe Teeters are IBD warriors and permanent ileostomates. They…

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Mickey

My name is Mickey and I’m YouTuber and public speaker. I share my story of illness and how I found joy…

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Greg Pierce-WhatNext

I am a 3-time survivor of cancer, one stroke, and a basketful life-altering side effects. With a background…

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Natasha Tracy

Natasha Tracy is an author, speaker and consultant who lives with bipolar disorder. She is considered…

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Bev 'YumaBev' Ribaudo

I have had Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (PD) for 20+ years and use laughter and humor to treat myself…

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Ash Mackinnon

Traveled with wife Leah who became first Australian woman to have Cyberknife Robotic cancer treatment…

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Trisha Bundy

I am a loving mother trying to make the best of unexpected health challenges created by gastroparesis…

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Tami Stackelhouse

Tami Stackelhouse dreams of a day when all fibromyalgia patients have access to the care and support…

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