Meet the Nominees

Kristin Anthony

Hi, My name is Kristin Anthony and I am honored to be nominated as a Patient Leader Hero. I entered…

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Hysterectomy Support and Shared Experiences

Hi! I am Kelly and I founded Hysterectomy Support and Shared Experiences in November 2013. Hysterectomy…

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Christina Doherty

I consider myself a person first, a patient second, and an advocate third. When I was first diagnosed…

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Michael Lorenzen Foundation

The Michael Lorenzen Foundation is a charitable organization whose goal is to assist students with autism…

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Jillian Rippolone, @t1dchick

Hello! I'm Jillian and I have Type 1 Diabetes. I was diagnosed in 1997, one year after my brother…

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Julia Mandeville

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

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Arafa Salim Said

Arafa Said was diagnosed with sickle cell disease when she was 8 months old. Since then, she has been…

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Michele Lovetri

I am a twin mama who is on a mission to normalize the struggles of mental health and postpartum. I believe…

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