Best in Show: Community or Forum Nominees

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Ronny Allan

Ronny Allan was diagnosed with incurable Metastatic Neuroendocrine Cancer in July 2010 after presenting…

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Tiffany Westrich-Robertson

I am a patient living with RA, Sjogren's, & Axial Spondy & CEO of IFAA: International Foundation for…

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Jenni Grover

Jenni Grover is Founder/Editrix of, where she draws on her experience with fibromyalgia…

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My name is Eric, and I have a permanent ileostomy as a result of Crohn's Disease - and I eat plants …

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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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Melissa Adams VanHouten

After being diagnosed with gastroparesis in February of 2014, I became a passionate advocate for those…

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

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Uzma Yunus MD

Metastatic breast cancer thriver, Physician, Ford Model of Courage and Mom and Author of my forthcoming…

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Action For Adrenal Awareness

Our team knows what it means to live with this rare, invisible and sometimes fatal disease-Addison's…

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Katie Brown

At age 22 I became a cancer survivor. At age 29 my dad was diagnosed with the deadliest cancer killer,…

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Positivity In Pain

At Positivity In Pain, we believe in positivity and realistic optimism, as well as finding the joy and…

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Paul Antico

Three of my five children have food allergies. In 2010, inspired by my family’s frustrations, finding…

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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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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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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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Girls With Guts

Through sharing stories and experiences, Girls With Guts hopes to empower all women and girls to become…

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Nicole Lyons

I write my story so others don't feel so alone. I volunteer with a Canadian non profit with a strong…

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Amy Pezzente

Amy Pezzente works for three nonprofit organizations where she assists people of all ages who are struggling…

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Shira Strongin

When I started writing under the pen name “Sick Chick” close to eight years ago I was insecure & ashamed…

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Trina Chambers-Bradlee

Janice Tindle, Angela Ronson, and myself are fellow Administrators of a Facebook page which was created…

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Eileen Brewer

Headache diseases effect more than 40 million people in the US alone, yet they are one of the most stigmatized…

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I've been a member of the autoimmune world for the past 15 years, and while it has had its share of difficulties,…

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Charlotta Norgaard

As a lupus patient, I know what it is like to go through chronic pain and constant worry. I combined…

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Jessica Byrne

Hi I am Jessica and I have several autoimmune diseases which led me to start and Lupus…

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I have had diabetes for 43 years and RA for 17. Recently I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis,…

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Alice Wong

There is such diversity and complexity in the disability community. Our stories need to be told. Our…

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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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Invisible Disability Project

Invisible Disability Project is grassroots social movement and educational media project that disrupts…

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