Meet the Nominees

Alice Rose

After 11 rounds of fertility treatment, I finally conceived a child and had a daughter- I was one of…

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Estela Mata

Since my sister was diagnosed with Lupus 10 years ago, I have been advocating for the Lupus Community…

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Alan Thomas

Alan is a patient engagement advocate for rare diseases in general and Ataxia in particular. He is known…

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The Gut Gazette - Megan Marsiglio

Hi, I'm Megan! Founder of The Gut Gazette - a platform for digestive health and patient advocacy. …

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Luciana Oncken

I´m a health journalist, I have been living with diabetes for 16 years, and I created a blog in 2006…

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Jamie Teachey-Pyle

My name is Jamie. I advocate for mental and physical health because a change is needed to make people…

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Christel Oerum | Diabetes Strong

I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes since 1997 and created the Diabetes Strong website and online community…

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TotallyADD.com

Everything I used to know about ADD was wrong Getting a proper diagnosis and treatment was transformational;…

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CHECK 15: The Monthly Cancer Awareness Day

At 5 years old, Kyle R. Smith lost his grandpa to kidney cancer. He didn’t know what cancer was then,…

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Cody J. LaScala

I am Cody J Lascala. I am 32 years old. I was born a healthy baby but on my first birthday, I had a near…

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Lee Silverstein

Cancer has been a part of my life for most of my life. I was first diagnosed with a Wilm’s Tumor, a rare…

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Tina Aswani Omprakash

Tina Aswani Omprakash is a Crohn’s patient and health advocate for the chronically ill and disabled.…

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Michelle Moore

I am an advocate for Multiple Sclerosis not only because there needs to be more research for a cure or…

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Sharon Rose Nissley, Klippel-Feil Syndrome Freedom

Hi, I'm Sharon Rose I am an interior designer and volunteer rare disease patient advocate, both in…

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