Lifetime Achievement Nominees

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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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VeganOstomy

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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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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Julie Flygare

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

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Kathy

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

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Barby Ingle

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

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Sara

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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Alem Matthees

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

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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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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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@pcosgurl

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

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TerryMatlen

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

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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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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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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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DAVID LYONS MSFC

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

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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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Erin Smith

Erin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1981 and has been eating gluten-free ever since. She…

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Center for Endometriosis Care

The CEC is a COEMIG-designated Center of Expertise in endometriosis established over 2 decades ago. Our…

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Invisible Illness Awareness

Invisible Illness Awareness was created in March 2016. The concept was to raise as much awareness as…

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Kendra Neilsen Myles

Kendra holds a BS in Public Health from the University of Maryland. She has extensive knowledge on the…

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Donna Corley

I am a 44yr old wife and mother of four wonderful children and seven grandchildren. I suffer from Adhesive…

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Ellen T. Matloff

I'm a certified genetic counselor and the President and CEO of My Gene Counsel, a digital health company…

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