Meet the Nominees

Hilary Topper

I started to run at the age of 48. At 53, I competed in my first triathlon. Today, I have competed in…

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John-Manuel Andriote

I began reporting on HIV-AIDS as a journalist in 1986. I had lost two friends to AIDS by then and hysteria…

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G

I always try to make people feel like they are a part of, and it’s hard for some teens with thyroid disease,…

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Michael

I was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition Crohn's Disease. In late 2011 he became the…

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Jennifer

1st. Latina + size model/Beauty Queen & Size advocate worldwide. TV/radio host. Editor in Chief of @BellezaXL.…

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It Could Be Worse Blog

I write about my Crohn's disease journey and I share my other life issues, Fibromyalgia, migraines, insomnia,…

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@julie_kramer

Julie Kramer is a stage IV synovial sarcoma cancer survivor. Diagnosed at age 23, she faced the ‘heart…

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Lesley Andrews

As Director of Pathways, I manage support, wellness and education programs for women with cancer. Our…

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Robin Markowitz

Lymphoma Canada is earnest about our role as "The Patient Voice". We strive to ensure that decision-makers…

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Terry Crawford Palardy

I'm a retired public school special education teacher, medically retired due to cognitive symptoms of…

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Kristen Kirk

I’m a Fibromyalgia patient, fighting daily to balance those effects on my life. I define myself in many…

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Megan, The Front Butt YouTuber

I’m primarily an Inflammatory Bowel Disease and ostomy advocate on multiple social media platforms; YouTube,…

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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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LACNETS

The mission of the Los Angeles Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (LACNETS) is to provide a community…

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Christy

Betty joined my family on the 25th of September 2014. Up until then, Betty lived with a gentleman from…

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Melissa Smallwood

I’m a lupus warrior (diagnosed 2009) that has survived two life threatening blood clots (PE in 2008 and…

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Tami Caskey Brown

I am a Co-Founder of the International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis and a patient…

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Leah Bahrencu

The day that should've been the most beautiful days of my life, was my worst nightmare. Hearing the words…

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devrivelazquez

Diagnosed with a rare vascular autoimmune disease in 2011 called Takayasu's Arteritis, I immediately…

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Matt G

I was diagnosed with epilepsy thirty years ago. It's been a long ride, for bad and good. I try and keep…

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Deb Constien

I've had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 35 of my 48yrs. Had a wrist fusion, knee replment & 2 cervical neck…

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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Founder of After Breast Cancer Diagnosis providing all information on breast cancer, breast reconstruction…

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Laney Balogh and My Three Crohnies (Kids Conquering Crohn's)

My three children have Crohn's Disease, we want to connect with others to share stories, ideas, and information.…

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Evelyn McKnight

Dr. Evelyn McKnight is one of ninety-nine cancer survivors who contracted hepatitis C through substandard…

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Joel T Nowak

What do you do when do are told you have cancer? How do you navigate the basics? How do you learn about…

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Sommer Poquette } SLP Connections, LLC

Sommer Poquette owner of SLP Connections, LLC operates Greenandcleanmom.org, a website focusing on health…

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FitAimee_RA

I live with rheumatoid arthritis & through my social media, I show my ups & downs of what living with…

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Sharon Waldrop, Founder, Fibromyalgia Assoc. of Michigan

For 25 years, I have worked to reclaim my life from chronic illnesses, with fibromyalgia (FM) being the…

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Janine

So who am I? I’m Arthritic Chick! Ten years ago my hands started to hurt, then my feet, then my knees…

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The Invisible Hypothyroidism

I started advocating with one hope: to reassure other thyroid patients every single day that they are…

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