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Roberta Carson

I started the non-profit Zaggo to help patients & family caregivers manage illnesses and injuries, after…

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Erin, InsideOut Ostomy Life

I was diagnosed with UC in 2006 and lost my large colon in 2007, Twelve surgeries and three years later…

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Crohns - Leaving The Seat Down

Hi, I'm Vern, I'm from Canada and I have been living with Crohn's Disease for 28 years now, which means…

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@katherinekleon

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) survivor and advocate. Co-founder of SCAD Alliance, a non…

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Gail Trauco

Gail Trauco has made it her life’s mission to help others. Whether it’s through grief mediation, hypnotherapy,…

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Mike Veny

My name is Mike Veny and I am the founder of Transforming Stigma™. As a person who struggles with mental…

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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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Ali Shapiro, MS, CHHC

A client once described me as the Swiss Army knife of wellness because I'm like having the tools of a…

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CancerHawk

I started CancerHawk.com after losing my 47 year old husband to cancer to help others avoid the same…

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Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP

Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP, is an author, blogger, and healthy living advocate. She is the President and…

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City Girl Flare

My name is Lori-Ann. I am married, work in Manhattan, and live nearby in Jersey City. I was diagnosed…

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Colleen

I try not to focus solely on my disability, because I don't think that it's the most important aspect…

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FibroColors

FibroColors is an Advocate for Fibromyalgia Awareness. We are a Fibromyalgia Community with over 72,…

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Mitch Sturgeon

Before my diagnosis I was living the dream. I enjoyed a variety of physical activities such as golf,…

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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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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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Tom Kindlon

I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)* since February 1989, when I was just 16. I wasn't diagnosed…

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Kelly

I am a patient living with Spondlyoarthropathy, Fibromyalgia & Thyroid disease. I am also a cofounder…

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Elyse

Hi! I’m Elyse Wagner, your Kitchen Shrink. I began my journey to health at the age of 13. Since than,…

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Stephanie Aleite

I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in 1996, when I was five years old. My blog, The Young…

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Arthritic Chick

So who am I? I’m Arthritic Chick! Ten years ago my hands started to hurt, then my feet, then my knees…

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Karla

I am a disabled and retired nurse. I worked as a nurse from 1984 until 2004. I have suffered and survived…

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Kirsten Schultz

I'm a genderqueer disabled writer and activist - and proud of it! I live with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic…

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Kenya Moses - Well-Being, Career and Business Mentor

I am a Certified Holistic Well-Being Practitioner, Career and Business Coach. With an extensive background…

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Lucina

Lucina was born in Trinidad and migrated to the USA in 1983 and settled in Brooklyn. Lucina is married…

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Tracey

My journey started in 1989 with overwhelming fatigue and horrendous stomach pain. At just 25 years old…

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