Lifetime Achievement Nominees

Ronny Allan

Ronny Allan was diagnosed with incurable Metastatic Neuroendocrine Cancer in July 2010 after presenting…

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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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Effie Koliopoulos

Hi! I’m a writer, blogger, YouTuber and awareness-raising advocate. I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid…

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Pam Bower

Since 1994: Advocate for Multiple System Atrophy & Ataxia 1994-2000: Co-Founder International Network…

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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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Jenni Grover

Jenni Grover is Founder of ChronicBabe.com, where she draws on her experience with fibromyalgia and other…

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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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Aaron Blocker

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

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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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Kathy

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

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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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@pcosgurl

Ashley has served PCOS and chronic illness communities for over 18 years. She actively participates with…

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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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TotallyADD.com

Rick Green is an award-winning producer, director, writer and comedic performer who has made hundreds…

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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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Forbes

I am committed to getting you healthy, wealth, fit & happy - now that may sound like a big mission, but…

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Dr. Nowsheen Purabi

I am a Consultant Gynecologist and dedicated health awareness activist, well known for my untiring work…

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Dr. Patty Verdugo, PsyD

I was injured at age 20. I have now had now had 9 back surgeries (4 this year in 2017). I have been an…

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Dab

Award winning 33 year HIV/AIDS survivor, activist and creator of Dab the AIDS Bear, Dab the Breast Cancer…

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Sharon Coyle-Saeed

My name is Sharon and I am just so honored to be nominated for this award! I am the CEO and founder of…

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Pamela Sloate

Pamela's passion is raising awareness of Dystonia, the rare neurological disorder she's battled for 40…

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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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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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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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The Happy Tummy

The Happy Tummy is a blog dedicated towards making life with a digestive illness less of a pain in the…

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Rick Banas

A strong advocate for affordable assisted living communities that provide frail older adults and adults…

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Kenzie (bethecactuskenz)

Kenzie is a licensed social worker, writer, and avid reader. She is currently residing in the suburbs…

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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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Cathy Chester

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1986. Today my mission is to help others feel empowered &…

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