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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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Karen Ryan

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

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Action For Adrenal Awareness

Our team knows what it means to live with this rare, invisible and sometimes fatal disease-Addison's…

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Titanium Triathlete - Dina Neils

I've battled Rheumatoid Arthritis, OA, diseases, chronic pain and conditions for over a decade - have…

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Anna Evangeline | SixHips

I was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA) at age 11, and had to learn at a very…

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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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IBC Research Foundatoin

We're a web-based non-profit focused on inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The mission of the Inflammatory…

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Melody Moezzi

I'm a writer, attorney, speaker, activist & award-winning author. I'm also a United Nations Global Expert…

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Jules

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

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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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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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Jill Plevinsky

A 20+ year Crohn's vet trudging through #phdlife by day and trying her best to reach out to and advocate…

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Melissa Adams VanHouten

Having been diagnosed with Gastroparesis in February 2014, I know first-hand how life-altering this illness…

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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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The Frey Life

We are daily vloggers on YouTube showing the ups and downs of everyday life with Cystic Fibrosis! Encouraging…

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@pcosgurl

Ashley has advocated for the PCOS Community since 2000 . Her voice has been far reaching including radio,…

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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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Bag Lady Mama

I'm the Bag Lady Mama! And I'm not the only one! I'm here to raise awareness, remove stigma and to stick…

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Alicia Raimundo

Alicia Raimundo has been described as a “mental health superhero”, battling serious bouts of anxiety,…

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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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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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Puja Rios

Puja is a founder, chairwoman, consultant, mentor and director of sales, as well as executive board member…

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