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Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford

#IBDSuperHeroes founder and Cure Crohn's Colitis trustee. Passionate about raising awareness of IBD and…

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Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD

As a sports dietitian, I help sports active people enjoy high energy and optimal athletic performance.…

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Diabetes Health magazine

Diabetes Health Founder, Nadia Al-Samarrie was not only born into a family with diabetes but also married…

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Brainless Blogger

I blog about chronic pain, migraines and fibromyalgia to raise awareness about invisible illnesses and…

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kellys.fight

Hi! My name is Kelly. I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, severe gastroparesis, visceral hyperalgesia, and…

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Nancy Beth

My name is Nancy Beth and I am a survivor of breast cancer, specifically Stage 1A, Grade 2, Estrogen…

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Trisha Bundy

In 2013, I became chronically ill, losing the ability to eat without severe pain, nausea, and vomiting.…

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Thrive Wise

Our founder, an established Health Psychologist, saw a need for clients to have easy access to self-initiated…

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Kathy

I have an attitude about MS. I speak to it as it deserves: I tell it FUMS every day. And I encourage…

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Andrew Schorr, Patient Power Co-Founder and President

Andrew Schorr is a medical journalist who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 1996, achieved…

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Lauren Nastasi

I suffered from Ulcerative Colitis for 8 years before having surgery which removed my entire colon. I…

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Sherri Holdren

I am 58 years old with stage 4 COPD I for the longest time didn't understand what's COPD was and I further…

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Brady Dale Morris

I was diagnosed with AIDS in July of 2009, I tried committing suicide 3 times due to the overwhelming…

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Mickey

My name is Mickey and I'm 17 years old. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which is a connective tissue disorder.…

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Marie Buckner (aka Booktoots)

I started my blog Booktoots' Healing when feeling alone while dealing with my total knee replacement.…

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Fighting for Freedom-Desiree Schwartz

I’ve always believed that one person can spark a change but wasn’t ever sure how it could create an impact.…

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Melissa Fischer

My passion and drive started with my own personal experience with PCOS, Hashimoto's and panic disorder.…

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Ken Taylor

I am a caregiver, author, and TV personality raising awareness for chronic pain issues and challenges.…

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Paula Dumas - Migraine Again

A lifelong migraine warrior, Paula struggled and juggled through her career with CNN, Apple and Disney,…

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Kathleen Nicholls (@kathfantastic)

I'm Kathleen, an author and cat/human lover. I'm passionate about David Bowie and dressing like a pensioner.…

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Jonelle Elgaway

I’ve dealt with rare diseases and a palletive patient of 24 years. I have ADHD, PTSD, fibromyalgia, Raynaud…

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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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#gyncsm Community

#gyncsm is a passionate community of gynecologic cancer survivors, patient advocates, caregivers and…

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Phil Esgate

I'm an Advocate for Disabled People Executive Committee for Wigan Access for the Disabled Founder of…

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John-Manuel Andriote

I began reporting on HIV-AIDS as a journalist in 1986. I had lost two friends to AIDS by then and hysteria…

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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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Terry Crawford Palardy

I'm a retired public school special education teacher, medically retired due to cognitive symptoms of…

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Theobald

Mr. Theobald Owusu-Ansah, the President and CEO of the Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation (hereafter referred…

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All Things Mikita

I am an advocate for Women's Health, especially mothers. It is vital to be healthy not only to take care…

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