Rookie of The Year Nominees

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Ashley has advocated for the PCOS Community since 2000 . Her voice has been far reaching including radio,…

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Andrew Belliveau

I started the Gastroparesis Pie Face Challenge in hopes of spreading awareness & finding a cure for Gastroparesis,…

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Graduate-trained philosopher speaking, blogging, advocating, and living with brain cancer (glioblastoma…

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Ashley D Loomis

I have had crohns since 4+1/2 I'm 65 now.I have been active for many years helping others. I have 3…

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Lacy Fowler

My mission is advocaing & supporting the original health code of ethics spoken/unspoken for moral & ethical…

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Abby | Can I get a refund for my GI tract? It's defective.

I'm 19 & was undiagnosed since age 11. This past year at 18, I finally got my GI diagnoses. I have Gastroparesis,…

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Dave Head

“I am a humorous, courageous, honest man who encourages, supports & loves others by being vulnerable…

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After years and years of searching for answers as to why I was in constant pain and my health was declining…

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Rachel Pegler

The truth is I never intended to be here, I've rather landed up in this world with a bump. After caring…

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Debbie @

I am an advocate,blogger,author, founder of fb group Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int'l and…

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Mary Pettigrew

I'm an eclectic, creative gal from Texas. I'm a passionate writer, blogger, & a website SEO partner…

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I am an advocate chronicling my experiences with the chronic pain and symptoms of Fibromyalgia. I work…

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Jenni Pettican

Hey guys, I'm Jenni and I'm a weekly vlogger, blogger and advocate for EDS and its associated conditions.…

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Erin, InsideOut Ostomy Life

I was diagnosed with UC in 2006 and lost my large colon in 2007, Twelve surgeries and three years later…

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I am a married mother of 3 who has been battling MS since 12/13/2007. Living with MS has changed my…

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Marcus is a father, encourager, Care Counselor for the Rock Church in San Diego. He was awarded the 2016…

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Shawntel Bethea

My name is Shawntel Bethea. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 17 years-old. Now at 25, I live…

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Chronic Eileen

Invisible Illness Advocate and Ambassador for the Arthritis Society. I blog about what life is like with…

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Natalie Hayden

Natalie (Sparacio) Hayden, 33, is a former TV news anchor with Crohn's living in St. Louis. Her mission…

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Fibromyalgia Care Society of America, Inc.

Founded in 2015, the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America (FCSA) is devoted to revolutionizing how fibromyalgia…

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Little Boxes of Sunshine

Little Boxes of Sunshine is a organization that sends craft boxes to children and teens (ages 0-18) who…

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Michael & Gretchen

My husband and I are a unique couple who both have been battling Early Onset Parkinson's (PD) for 22and…

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I'm a Registered Nurse turned full time patient. Advocacy has become my passion. Working in healthcare…

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Michelle Morales -LivingExtra-Ordinary

My name is Michelle Morales. I am a wife and mom to 2 daughter and 1 dog. I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia…

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Chronically Chic

My name is Maria Pitsoulakis and I am the founder of Chronically Chic (blog and Instagram). Chronically…

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Paging Doctor Patient

Hi everyone! I am a first year medical student living and thriving with a chronic brain disorder called…

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