Lifetime Achievement Award 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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Rest Ministries

When I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 20 years ago I didn't know it would be the thread that…

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The name Sara is pretty common so ask for the one without a rectum and you'll find me! ;-p I have Crohn…

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Patient and client advocacy is one of the paramount responsibilities of care. Patient engagement, ability…

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Diabetes Health magazine

Diabetes Health Founder, Nadia Al-Samarrie was not only born into a family with diabetes but also married…

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Steve "Remissionman" Brown

Steve has been racing marathons and triathlons for close to 30 years. He has also been living with a…

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ChiToBe Wellness

Daily, the global community of "Chi-lifters" save the lives of people who feel overwhelmed to the snapping…

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Ruth's passion and area of intense study and exploration has been the connection between the brain and…

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I am committed to getting you healthy, wealth, fit & happy - now that may sound like a big mission, but…

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Dr. Patty Verdugo, PsyD

I was injured at age 20. I have now had now had 9 back surgeries (4 this year in 2017). I have been an…

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Project HEAL

Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization in the United States…

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Award winning 33 year HIV/AIDS survivor, activist and creator of Dab the AIDS Bear, Dab the Breast Cancer…

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Erin Smith

Erin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1981 and has been eating gluten-free ever since. She…

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Ann Marie

I launched Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer, my fierce and unconventional initiative to support others engaged…

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Jane Colby FRSA

As a school principal I developed severe ME from a polio-related virus (1985). An ME activist since 1991,…

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My goal, my mission and passion is to promote ADHD awareness while supporting men and women who are searching…

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Jill Heidi Osborne

As the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, I've worked as a health educator,…

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Frieda W

Our organization was started in memory of our daughter, Heather Weeks, an ovarian cancer advocate. Heather…

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Dr. Susan Kolb, M.D., F.A.C.S.,A.B.H.M.

Dr. Susan E. Kolb M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.H.M. is the founder of Plastikos Surgery Center and Millennium…

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Dale Ross

Dale is a counselor/therapist/social worker in his own private practice (since 1985) and has worked…

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I am a Shaman, medical Intuitive, Reiki Master, sound Healer, Intuitive Reader/healer, and Chief of the…

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7000 free skin cancer consultations a year Teach 800 doctors a year Teach skin cancer surgery in Australia,…

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Rhia's Autoimmune Arthritic/Systemic Life

Often called a "dichotomy" because of my life story. Published author of 2 books fulfilled a dream from…

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Jenifer Duron

Hello Sunshine! After suffering for years with debilitating migraines and receiving no relief from traditional…

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Perry N Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH

Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Heath Education/Behavioral…

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Founded in 1983 by a group of community volunteers, today ACT is a leader in efforts to end AIDS in Toronto.…

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Teresa Tucker

I am one of the founders of The MAGIC Foundation. MAGIC began over 25 years ago as a group of mom's…

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