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Mike Durbin

I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure in December 2008 at the age of 24. I was also misdiagnosed…

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Rick Davis

Since my own T3 prostate cancer diagnosis in 2007, I am committed to helping others forge an easier path.…

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PCOS SUPPORT GIRL

As an advocate sharing my experiences with life with PCOS and mental health struggles, I work endlessly…

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Kate Weldon LeBlanc

Kate Weldon LeBlanc, BSW, MPA has been the Executive Director of RESOLVE New England (RNE) since January…

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Lauren Rowe

Making chronic illness sexy since 1990

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Sickboy Podcast

Sickboy Podcast is hilarious, ridiculously insightful and absolutely determined to break down the stigma…

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Lisa Rosenthal

Little did I know, 31 years ago, when I first started trying to become pregnant, that infertility and…

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Abby Sams

Abby Sams is a 20-year-old college student and chronic illness fighter. She fought for her diagnosis…

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Nadia

I began crocheting to pass the time during all my numerous hospital stays I had endured through my journey…

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Bev Late

I've struggled with my health for years but my advocacy on a personal level is pretty new. In 2014, I…

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AME - Amigos Múltiplos pela Esclerose

AME was born to make people with MS have a better life. Since then, abides by the principle that #InformationIsTheBestMedicine.…

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Paul Simms

In 2003, Paul started working in pharma. He quickly became aware of the industry's potential to do better…

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Dale Reardon (https://mydisabilitymatters.club)

I am blind (Charlie is my seeing-eye dog) & from Australia. I want to help people with disabilities worldwide.…

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Simona Gilman (Medisafe)

Medisafe is the leading medication management platform, supporting 4.5 million patients and caregivers…

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Moniqua Demetrious: Beautifully Made- Inside & Out

I was diagnosed with UC in 2010. It was a year after my father died, it was 2 huge life changin events.…

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Hannah Young

I started making care packages which I call Happy Bundles for children with cancer and special needs…

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Dr Akerkar

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a painful & disabling arthritis. It is plagued by a diagnostic delay…

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Ace Ratcliff

Ace's advocacy is centered around intersectional feminism, with a specific focus on disability rights.…

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Nicole Sigur | Vlogger & Advocate

I have two goals in life: don't die from Cystic Fibrosis and make people laugh. So far, I'm 2 for 2.…

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Lauren Selfridge

While medical issues can be incredibly difficult, I believe they are also an invitation into a deeper,…

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Natalie van Scheltinga - The Unchargeables

Natalie is the founder of The Unchargeables an online chronic illness support group. The goal of The…

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Julie Eller

I'm a patient gone professional. Every day when I come to work at the Arthritis Foundation, I get to…

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Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI)

MANI is a registered non-profit organisation (CAC/IT/83725), focused on breaking the silence and alleviating…

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Greg Pierce-WhatNext

Community Mgr./Social Media Mgr. for WhatNext.com, a three-time cancer survivor of 2 types of cancer…

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Jamie Teachey-Pyle

I wrote and delivered my college commencement address. Little did I know that I would be telling people…

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Baylee/@anxietysupport

Hello friends! My name is Baylee. I would first like to say that I am beyond grateful for this nomination…

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Sal Paradiso

My name is Sal Paradiso, and I reside in Tampa, FL. I started my weight loss odyssey in Jan 2014 at a…

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Tom Mitchell - tomxmitchell

Hi, I'm Tom & I suffer from multiple chronic illness's. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on my 10th…

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Heather Von St James

I am a 12+ year survivor of mesothelioma, patient advocate, speaker and freelance writer/blogger. I…

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Evie shallom

Hi! My name is Evie and I am a survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. I was diagnosed on the 3rd of March…

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