Rookie of the Year Nominees

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Healthandhighheels

I am a high school sophomore who was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in March. Ever since, my goal has been…

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The Malleable Mom

My children and I have EDS. I was chronically ill and undiagnosed for 30+ years, and fell through every…

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Anuradha - Fibromyalgia Awareness

There's tremendous lack of awareness about Fibromyalgia. The symptoms include 24x7 pain, hypersensitivities,…

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Lori Raines

I'm Lori and I have generalized dystonia. It is barely heard of and living with it is as complex as…

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Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP

Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP, is an author, blogger, and healthy living advocate. She is the President and…

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Melissa Olephant- Live Laugh Lyme

Chronic Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed & is often hard to treat. It can be confusing, painful, scary,…

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Leslie

NAME IS LESLIE HILLBURN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MS IN AUGUST OF 2003. MY SYMPTOMS ARE CHRONIC FATIGUE …

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Dr. Patty Verdugo, PsyD

I became ill when I was 20 years old. I have now had now had 7 back surgeries (2 this year in 2017) that…

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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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Kat

My name is Kat and I talk about things that no one really likes to talk about...which is basically pee…

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Melissa

Hi :-) My name is Melissa. I am a Certified Master Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Childhood Obesity…

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Sarah Merchant

I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer almost 4 years ago at the age of 28. I have made it my…

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Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis is a health and fitness lifestyle coach as well as host of EcoFit Health Radio. He is passionate…

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Patti Moonis

Slaying giants. Raising awareness. Spreading blessings. Patti fights CML with the help of many. Walk…

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Tina Li

The idea of chronicity, of living an entire life with an illness as a companion is undeniably scary.…

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Amanda Johnson

I am a champion for whole health and mental health. I work in my job as a psychologist and outside of…

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Fibro Geek

Hi there, I'm Donna and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in August 2013. I am a blogger at FibroGeek.…

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Sheridan COok

I've worked on a variety of research studies with the Mayo Clinic and Institute of Gerontology, and am…

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LILY EDMUNDS

Lily loves running 5K races for charities that are close to her heart. She is an inspiration to young…

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American Transplant Foundation

The American Transplant Foundation's Facebook is a community of like-minded individuals; we keep it up…

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Lonbon Lonlon

My name is London, like the city. I wear Japanese-street inspired fashion. I use my platform that I've…

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Patrice Simon

As both a businesswoman and a healthcare professional, Patrice Simon feels fortunate to have had the…

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RWood

My surprise journey as a micro preemie mom has been full of twists and turns. During which, I've found…

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Lyme Ninja Radio

My name is Mackay Rippey, I'm an acupuncturist in Clinton, NY and the host of Lyme Ninja Radio. Sometimes…

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Rooted Recovery

Recovery is near impossible in isolation- no one needs to fight their illness alone & yet so often that…

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