Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Nominees

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Tiffany Kairos

Diagnosed with epilepsy, as an advocate for the cause, I find it a mission and passion to raise awareness,…

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Simon Stones

I'm Simon - a 24 year old living with arthritis, Crohn's disease and fibromyalgia. My own experiences…

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Jessica fights 5 illnesses daily: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, asthma, and psoriasis.…

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MarlaJan- Luck Fupus

I drew the short straw in the family gene pool- but I ain't mad about it. I was born w/ a heart defect…

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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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Barby Ingle

Barby is an advocate for PTs w 150+ Chronic & Rare Diseases | Pres. International Pain Foundation (vol…

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Julie Flygare

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

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Aaron Blocker

My name is Aaron, and I have Crohn's, AVN, Osteoporosis, a rare genetic disease called hypophosphatasia…

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Julie Cerrone Croner

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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The #BCSM Community

The Breast Cancer Social Media (BCSM) community began with a simple question – could the power of social…

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Jack Whelan

Jack is an active Research & Legislative Advocate, a strong supporter of the development of Precision…

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Hurt Blogger - Britt

Britt Johnson is an ePatient advocate empowering patients to be the drivers of their health while making…

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Lilly Stairs

My reason for being was ignited in 2011 when I was diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions - Crohn's…

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Bill Sydnor

I was diagnosed with MSA in July 2010 and began blogging about my experiences on my Facebook page, "Living…

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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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Josh Robbins HIV [imstilljosh]

HIV was a topic I wore a red ribbon -- a cause, until I learned on 1.24.12 that the first person I would…

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Emily Kramer-Golinkoff

Emily Kramer-Golinkoff Co-Founded Emily’s Entourage, a 501(c)3 that has raised over $670,000 for Cystic…

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Janet Freeman-Daily

Writer, speaker, science geek, metastatic lung cancer patient/activist. Co-founder of ROS1ders (patients…

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Angela Ronson

In 2002, I had an AVM Stroke which is like an aneurysm. I am supposedly vegetative and still in a coma.…

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I've been a member of the autoimmune world for the past 17 years, and while it has had its share of difficulties,…

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Carla Kienast

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in June 2008, had hip-replacement surgery in August 2008, shoulder…

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Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D.

After the car accident in adolescence that resulted in chronic pain, Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D. decided…

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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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The Mesh Warrior

My life changed drastically when I learned my mother was severely injured by an invasive and permanent…

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Christel Marchand Aprigliano

I spent much of my youth wishing my diabetes would go away and not connecting with others with Type 1…

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My advocacy efforts spur from my own personal experiences as a patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Chiari,…

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Tracy Callahan

In the past three years I have been diagnosed with Melanoma three times and have undergone countless…

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Annette McKinnon @anetto

Over 30 years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Work was my major focus - when you can't…

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Kendra Neilsen Myles, CHES, BCPA, RYT 200

Kendra is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) …

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I'm a Registered Nurse turned full time patient. Advocacy has become my passion. Working in healthcare…

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