Meet the Nominees

International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis

WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR AUTOIMMUNE & AUTOINFLAMMATORY DISEASES WITH ARTHRITIS AS A MAJOR…

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Katie

Katie works as a kindergarten teacher and as the president and co-founder of Life as a Zebra Foundation…

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Barby Ingle

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

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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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Bob DeMarco

Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). AlzheimersReadingRoom.com The…

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Suzanne

Hi, I'm Suzanne! My favorite word is "HOPE"; it is a verb & to have it, you must do something. I've…

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Ssebandeke Ashiraf

Am Ssebandeke Ashiraf an advocate for people living with Sickle cell Disease in Uganda - East Africa.…

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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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Katie Parker

Upon diagnosis with breast cancer in 2010 at age 36, I knew that a big part of my life's journey would…

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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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nrip

I am advocate of using technology to improve Health care. I work with various NGO’s and Private Groups…

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Amy Lynn Smith

I use writing and communication as activism. I educate people about leading healthier lives through engagement…

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Blackbird at Night

Jane is a writer, artist, yogi and advocate for people living with invisible illnesses including mental…

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Jules

Founder of The Chronically Awesome Foundation, blogger, podcaster, advocate. I am an advocate for patients…

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Joyce Marter, CEO of Urban Balance

I have been a licensed psychotherapist since 1998 and believe in de-stigmatizing mental health issues…

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Annie Appleseed

Diagnosed with breast cancer in Jan 1993, suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Chose no chemotherapy,…

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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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Maggie

My name is Maggie Baldwin, and I have a YouTube channel that focuses on supporting those with Inflammatory…

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Maria hiv mejia

Co-chair women and minorities ( Dab the AIDS bear project ) BLOGS: The well project ( a girl like…

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Scott

I write about my life as the parent of a child who has type I diabetes in the hopes that sharing will…

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Invest in ME Research

Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical…

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Wendy Station, Founder and President, Encephalitis Global

When people see me standing at the front of a group speaking, it's easy for them to assume, "she looks…

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Nurse Bridgid

Friends/family ask me medical/health questions all the time, and seeing as I am always reading Nursing,…

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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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Tom Kindlon

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

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Dr.Diana

Dr. Diana, patient, therapeutic optometrist and researcher created Genetic Disease Investigators LLC…

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