Rookie of the Year Nominees

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Amanda Siebe, #PatientsNotAddicts, Disabled Americans for Change

Amanda is the founder and CEO of Disabled Americans for Change (NPO and 501c3) which is the largest grassroots…

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Ronny Allan

I was diagnosed with incurable Metastatic Neuroendocrine Cancer in July 2010 after presenting with weight…

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Barby Ingle

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

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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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Molly Schreiber | And Then You're at Jax

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 28 years ago and Rheumatoid Arthritis 5 years ago. I grew up familiar…

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Tom Seaman

For 15 years I have lived with dystonia, a neurological movement disorder. Being involved in support…

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Spoonie Strong

Hi my name is Sarah Grace and I am 16 years old. I have been diagnosed with many different illnesses.…

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Summer Scirocco

In 2013, I was diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Since then I have joined a number of…

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Puja Rios

Puja is a founder, chairwoman, consultant, mentor and director of sales, as well as executive board member…

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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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Rossco006

Ten years ago I was diagnosed with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). A rare chronic pain disease…

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The Headache Heroine

Hi everyone! I have had headache disorders for over 10 years. My chronic daily headaches & episodic migraines…

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Lindsey Hays

Anyone with a chronic illness, or loved ones of those with one, know that it somehow finds a way into…

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Clara Lemarr

I am the founder of the Clara Lemarr Foundation. I was diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder-Ehlers…

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Dinah Dowell Ostenso

A Certified Holistic Health Coach, I am a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in…

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Jessica Byrne

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

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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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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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Siddharth Sharma

I am 28 yr old engineer who suddenly got diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (hypothyroid too) on 21 October…

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Fuseboo

A 30 day programme for an holistic approach to healing and maintaining the whole person not just the…

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Facing Barriers with M.E

ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy) is very close to my heart with Me, my younger Sister, and my Nan all having…

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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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Joel Sprechman

Joel Sprechman BS, CHHC, RYT, CC, CL is a Gut Health Engineer, and the Founder of One Great Gut & former…

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Rudy Caseres

Rudy Caseres is a public speaker, writer, and vlogger who shares his story of living with bipolar. He…

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ThailaSkye

Crohn's disease tried to eat my colon. We battled but I won, and my prize was a stoma. I talk about it…

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Becki Mc Guinness - Coping with the Big C

I'm 29 & live in London. Even though I'm in 7 years in part remission from Osteosarcoma, I called my…

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