Meet the Nominees

Katie

Katie works as a kindergarten teacher and as the president and co-founder of Life as a Zebra Foundation…

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Barby Ingle

Barby is an advocate for 150 Chronic Pain Diseases | President, International Pain Foundation | Best…

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Efstathia Koliopoulos

I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 18 years old. Now at age 30, I have made it my…

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@BabbleOnBrooke

Following a spinal injury 6 years ago, I, a professional speaker, slowly lost the ability to speak &…

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@alvindakis

Alvin Dakis is one of national health leaders who is notably vocal about gender equality and equity and…

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Chien-Chi Huang

Chien-Chi Huang is the founder of Asian Breast Cancer Project and is presently the Executive Director…

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Josh Robbins HIV [imstilljosh]

HIV was a topic I wore a red ribbon -- a cause, until I learned on 1.24.12 that the first person I would…

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Nichole Klute Rushton

I want to bring adrenal diseases and patient's struggles to the forefront of medical awareness to improve…

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Tami Stackelhouse

As Founder of the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute, Tami Stackelhouse dreams of a day when…

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Amanda Marie

I understand firsthand the challenges that life with Dysautonomia, Connective Tissue Disorders, Chiari…

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DementiaRAW

Hi! We are Cathy & Tami, AKA the Dementia RAW girls. We are shining a light on unique ways to communicate…

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Skye Miu Steppe

At 12 years old I was diagnosed with Fibrous Dysplasia in the entire right side of my face and skull,…

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Rachel (Epilepsypositivity)

After struggling with my epilepsy for years I decided that more awareness and support was needed. In…

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Tami Rich (@bostonheartmom)

When my son Jameson was diagnosed at birth with complex congenital heart disease, I used my background…

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Natalie Hayden

Natalie (Sparacio) Hayden, 34, is a former TV news anchor with Crohn's living in St. Louis. Her mission…

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Frank Rivera

I am a patient advocate as well as a patient for Sarcoidosis. I was diagnosed in 2011, but was misdiagnosed…

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Stickit2stage4

Diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer at 43 in 2013, I quickly realized there was little funding…

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Emil DeAndreis

I am the author of Hard To Grip: A memoir of youth, baseball, and chronic illness, which chronicles my…

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Kelly Wahle

For many years I wrote for my blog, Fly With Hope, mainly on my journey with disabling daily chronic…

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Deb Kelsey-Davis

Founder Soul2Soul & Co-Founder: NOURISH & Sagacity.care- I believe there's no greater honor than to care…

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The Psych Central Show With Host Gabe Howard

My name is Gabe Howard and I'm an award-winning writer & speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders.…

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Parijat Deshpande

After experiencing infertility, a very high-risk pregnancy and an extremely preterm birth, Parijat made…

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Bob DeMarco

Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). AlzheimersReadingRoom.com The…

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Suzanne

Hi, I'm Suzanne! My favorite word is "HOPE"; it is a verb & to have it, you must do something. I've…

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Amy@Dance4Healing

Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, a behavior-focused social venture inspired by her stage IV cancer,…

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Janice Oldenburg

My passion is providing patients with access to their clinical data and tools to empower them as partners…

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