Meet the Nominees

Erin B. Fromkes

As a mixed media artist and “spoonie”, creating art is my way to bring ‘invisible illness’ to the forefront.…

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Ordinary Vegan

I am a health and wellness advocate, chef, consultant and certified plant based specialist who champions…

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Marla Murasko

I am an extremely passionate Down Syndrome Parent Influencer spreading awareness for Down Syndrome &…

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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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The Psych Central Show With Host Gabe Howard

My name is Gabe Howard and I'm an award-winning writer & speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders.…

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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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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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Face Forward

My name is Elena and I've been living with Lupus since 2001. I aspire to present my blog, "Face Forward…

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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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Karen Ryan

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis that sends a parent into a tailspin when…

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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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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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Janet Freeman-Daily

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

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Sue Ingebretson

Sue Ingebretson is an author, speaker, blogger, a certified holistic health care practitioner, and the…

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Keiko Zoll

Keiko Zoll is the Founder of The Infertility Voice™, her popular infertility blog and advocacy website.…

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Get Up and Get Moving

I am all about family and love spending as much time with them as possible. My 2nd passion is bringing…

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John Donor

I'm a strong believer in unity of purpose. I take all of us have to play a role towards achieve the better…

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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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Cathy Chester

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

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Andrea Hardaway

When my Mom began to have trouble speaking in 1997, I thought it was a temporary condition. When she…

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