Lifetime Achievement Nominees

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Julie Flygare

Julie Flygare, JD, is a leading narcolepsy spokesperson, award-winning author, and blogger diagnosed…

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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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Barby Ingle

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

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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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Julie Cerrone

Just because it's a bad day doesn't mean you have a bad life! Living with a chronic illness can be hard,…

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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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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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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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I Founded the MS Fitness Challenge to provide certified fitness professionals to people with MS nationwide…

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Michelle Roger

I hail from The Land Down Under, the land of Vegemite, kangaroos and a large proportion of the world…

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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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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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Alem Matthees

Thanks! Hi. I struggle with ME/CFS and have an interest in the critical evaluation of psychological factors…

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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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Paul Antico

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

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

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I advocate for Endometriosis a disease that affects 176 million women around the world and that I have.…

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Jamie Holmes

I was born with a rare disorder known as VATER. Syndrome, which stands for congenital abnormalities of…

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DiDonato Paralysis Foundation

The DiDonato Paralysis Foundation (DPF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to…

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Donna L. Marsh

Donna's pain journey began after a bicycle accident more than 40 years ago, but disability hasn't slowed…

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Pharmaguy (@pharmaguy) is an accomplished blogger. In January 2005, then known as John Mack, Pharmaguy…

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I have made it my purpose in life to bring more awareness to IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) which includes…

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In the summer of 1998, after carefully weighing all my options with my doctor, I was admitted to the…

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Daya Devi-Doolin

Rev. Daya Devi-Doolin is a “Doctor of Thought". She and her husband Chris founded The Doolin Healing…

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