Meet the Nominees

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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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Barby Ingle

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Erin Smith

Erin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1981 and has been eating gluten-free ever since. She…

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

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Dystonia and Me

I suffer from Early Onset Generalized Dystonia, which has been part of my daily life since 2012. Over…

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Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

"One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other’s stories" ~ Rebecca…

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Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain! Just think of all the trillions and trillions…

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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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Regina Holliday is a patient rights activist known for her advocacy murals. She founded The Walking Gallery…

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Roxanne Dawn

In hopes of helping raise awareness & support for others, as well as myself, I launched the first ever…

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Tina Momof3T1s

Mom of 3 teens - all who have Type 1 Diabetes, writing a blog, tweeting, and educating while cleaning…

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