Meet the Nominees

Richard Blake

I am a podiatrist interested in helping people with foot and ankle problems. I have had a blog for 8…

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Michele Tschirhart

In February, of 2011, my life hit a speed bump; the bump derailed my course, and set me on a new path.…

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LivingThisBipolarLife

I am a 40 year old Mental Health Advocate with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar II with mixed…

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Smellyann

I've had more than one doctor tell me exactly what I already know: "Well. You're a complicated patient.…

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Purpleflowersofepilepsy.org

Got epilepsy when I was 15. Changed my attitude and decided to advocate and educate my peers. It is important…

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Nancy Ballard

Author, Consultant, Speaker, Do-gooder, Advocate, Giver, Volunteer, Kind, Strong, Overcomer, Problem…

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Jennifer Saake

After over 2 decades of chronic illness, at age 39, @InfertilityMom Jennifer Saake (founder, Hannah's…

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Howard Rosen

Howard /LifeWIRE have been honored to work with the nations wounded warriors in VA and DoD, suffering…

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Living Creatively with Fibro

Hi, I’m Susan. I’m passionate about crafting and genealogy and I’m learning how to make the most of my…

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Alexandru Corlateanu

Dr. Corlateanu is the Associate Professor at Department of Respiratory medicine at State University of…

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Ginny Mason

Ginny is a nurse (& grandma!), diagnosed with triple negative inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in 1994.…

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Erin

Erin Gilmer is a health policy attorney and patient advocate active in the epatient community, advocating…

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Claire Sachs

With nearly 35 years as a chronically ill patient, a professional background in legislative analysis,…

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Autism Warrior NY

Hello All! My name is Heather and I am a Proud Mom of 2 beautiful girls, one older and "Neuro-typical…

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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.Malpani

All of us will be patients some day. What can we do to ensure that we get the best medical care when…

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Felicity Mae Rose @officialfelicityrose

I've always been an advocate for health disorders, especially the conditions I have. To name a few are…

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Sue (Fibrodaze)

I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, migraines, multiple chemical sensitivities, depression, and asthma.…

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ChronicSex

Chronic Sex is a space to discuss how illness and disability impact our sexual lives and relationships.…

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Paula

Co-founder of CeliacCorner.com. I created this on-line resource to help spread awareness of celiac and…

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Alisha Anne Contreras

Ali is known to many in the PCOS Community as the funny and tenacious creator of the Facebook Group and…

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Curtis Garbett

I was 38 when My symptoms started after having a TURP all was going well until 12/31/2015 when I was…

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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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Paula Dumas - Migraine Again

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

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Ginny Silvestro

Ginny has been an active advocate for women with both Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Anxiety…

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Jennifer Gonzales-Granzin

Hello all! I’m Jennifer Gonzales-Granzin, and I was diagnosed with MCTD in 2014 after seeking diagnosis…

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Young People Chronic Illnesses

Hello, my name is Niamh, and I am the 16-year-old founder of Young People Chronic Illnesses (YPCI) on…

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Ana Turck Fibromyalgia This

My name is Ana Turck and I am a survivor of Bosnian War.My teen years I spent fighting for a survival…

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