Meet the Nominees

Hell's Bells and Mast Cells

When you become allergic to chocolate, alcohol, and sunshine, you absolutely learn to cope through humor.…

Learn more about Hell's Bells and Mast Cells


Holly Bird

Living with Multiple Sclerosis, and other autoimmune problems, I had to learn to be my own health advocate.…

Learn more about Holly Bird


Hervé Boisson

== Quality of Life and Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients == Having a cancer diagnosis can be devastating.…

Learn more about Hervé Boisson


Kimberly Elayyne

At 20, I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondilitis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in…

Learn more about Kimberly Elayyne


Jody

I am a Volunteer/Advocate for Psoriatic Disease which I also suffer from - mild psoriasis and moderate…

Learn more about Jody


Nicole Rochester, MD (Your GPS Doc)

I am a pediatrician who was blessed to be a caregiver for my dad from 2010-2013. Experiencing the healthcare…

Learn more about Nicole Rochester, MD (Your GPS Doc)


Emily Lemiska

I currently serve as Director of Communications for U.S. Pain Foundation, the leading organization for…

Learn more about Emily Lemiska


Rachael Rose (@hedonish)

I’m Rachael Rose (she/her) and I’m a queer, polyamorous, chronically ill and disabled sex educator, graphic…

Learn more about Rachael Rose (@hedonish)


Julia Mandeville

Julia Mandeville is a 30-year-old Barbadian who is an emerging global health professional who has a particular…

Learn more about Julia Mandeville


Vanessa Matelski (aka PotsieSpoons)

I write (and draw) about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome…

Learn more about Vanessa Matelski (aka PotsieSpoons)


Sophie Hamilton

Hi I’m Sophie ! I’m 17 years old . I have a passion for performing and also advocating for others who…

Learn more about Sophie Hamilton


Mickey

My name is Mickey and I’m YouTuber and public speaker. I share my story of illness and how I found joy…

Learn more about Mickey


AutonomicRN

RN turned full time patient. After Dysautonomia turned my life upside down, I was forced to figure out…

Learn more about AutonomicRN


Dale Davison MSpEd PCC BCC

I started and coordinate the local CHADD group (Children and Adults with ADHD) near Chicago. Executive…

Learn more about Dale Davison MSpEd PCC BCC