Meet the Nominees

Rachel Pegler

The truth is I never intended to be here, I've rather landed up in this world with a bump. After caring…

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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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Molly Schreiber | And Then You're at Jax

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 29 years ago and Rheumatoid Arthritis 6 years ago. I grew up familiar…

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Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus

It is our mission at Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus to EDUCATE the public and the medical community about…

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Phyllis Kaplan

I have had Type 1 diabetes most of my life. My advocacy started at an early age, speaking out against…

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Hello there! Now, this is a story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I'd like…

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Hi my name is haley and I run the Instagram account @haley_ferretti. I share my story of how going vegan…

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Mike Hill

Filmmaker, Advocate Mike is a multi-award winning filmmaker and content creator. His passion is…

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Ship with No Sails

I am living a lovely life with CRPS, Lyme Disease, and Chronic inflammatory Response Syndrome. Becoming…

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Kristi Donahue

I was diagnosed with stage 1a melanoma in Oct of 2011 and since then have helped to spot it on multiple…

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Ali Shapiro, MS, CHHC

A client once described me as the Swiss Army knife of wellness because I'm like having the tools of a…

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My Odd Sock

I am a proud member of the MS Class of 1996 (dx'd in September). At My Odd Sock, my goal is to share…

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Stop the Lyme Lies

STOP THE LYME LIES© is a patient-to-patient information website. Keeping you up to date with the latest…

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Rudy Caseres

Rudy Caseres is a public speaker, writer, and vlogger who shares his story of living with bipolar. He…

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Rebecca Lombardo

At 19 I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I've battled mental illness on many levels most of my life.…

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Carlos Valenzuela

Digital Communications / Marketing-- SaludToday / Institute for Health Promotion Research @ UT Health…

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Kimberly Morgan Bossley

President of The Bonnie Morgan Foundation for HCV Both my mom and contracted hep c at my birth from…

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Amy Pezzente

Amy Pezzente works for three nonprofit organizations where she assists people of all ages who are struggling…

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Little Wolf Hunter

I've learned so much about lupus since my diagnosis in 1997, not just facts, but little personal things…

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Debbie @

I am a retired Optometric tech thanks to many skeletal issues -I am patient leader ,blogger,author, founder…

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My name is Chrissy and I've been suffering with severe Crohn's disease for 12 years. I'm a health activist…

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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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Brandi CK La Perle

Film & television actress, model, published writer, public speaker and voice-over artist, Brandi CK LaPerle…

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Christine Chambers

I am a clinical psychologist, Canada Research Chair in Pain and Child Health, and Professor based in…

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Dr. Gia Sison

Filipino Thomasian doctor. Blogger. Co-founder of #HealthXPh. Social media healthcare advocate and activist.…

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I am not a doctor or medical professional. My experiences come from years of daily experience with endometriosis.…

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Summer Scirocco

In 2013, I was diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Since then I have joined a number of…

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David Allen Tostrud

I'm a dad to 2 wonderful kids, a piano teacher, in-school suspension supervisor at a middle school, and…

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Global Hydranencephaly Foundation

The Global Hydranencephaly Foundation is a family driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing…

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The Flaky Fashionista

A fashion savvy psoriasis sufferer who blogs about what to wear so that you too can be fabulous on even…

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