Meet the Nominees

Amanda Rootsey

After a 2-year battle with stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 24, I now run a personal development and wellness…

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Kamberova

Dermatologist, specialized in prevention and early detection of melanoma and other types of non melanoma…

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Kimberly Spencer

Kimberly Spencer is the power princess pioneer of CrownYourself.com, an award-winning screenwriter, a…

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Matt Pappas

I'm a Coach, Blogger, Podcaster, & Advocate for Survivors of Abuse. I started Surviving My Past as an…

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Janie A. Bowthorpe, M.Ed.

Hello to all my thyroid friends worldwide! Who would've guessed that I'd be where I am today after 16…

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Ashley D Loomis

I have had crohns since 4+1/2 I'm 65 now.I have been active for many years helping others. I have 3…

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indisposedandundiagnosed

My name is Cass. A simple Shingles virus left me with Chronic Nerve Pain and a gastrointestinal condition.…

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Rebecca Lombardo

At 19 I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I've battled mental illness on many levels most of my life.…

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Corrie Greathouse Sloan

I’m the Founder of Life Uncommon, a Strengths-Based behavioral healthcare program in Los Angeles. We…

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Arthritis Broadcast Network

Arthritis Broadcast Network (ABN) – powered by Arthritis Consumer Experts – is an online platform created…

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Modern Day MS

After getting diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 35, I noticed a lack of positive information about…

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Ovacome

We were founded by women with ovarian cancer themselves and are therefore especially sensitive to the…

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Laura Kolaczkowski

Laura is a multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate, healthcare activist, writer and researcher. She serves as…

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Sonya Lee

I am a holistic health coach passionate about helping people to thrive despite having allergies. I believe…

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Frank Rivera

I am a patient advocate as well as a patient for Sarcoidosis. I was diagnosed in 2011, but was misdiagnosed…

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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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Jennifer "Jay" Palumbo

As a freelance writer, Infertility Subject Matter Expert and Women’s Health and Patient Advocate, my…

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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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Terri Reinhart

When I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 11 years ago, a number of people told me how strong I was…

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Sarah Davis

Believe I Can Academy helps create educational opportunities with specialized instruction for individuals…

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DementiaRAW

Hi! We are Cathy & Tami, AKA the Dementia RAW girls. We are shining a light on unique ways to communicate…

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liz margolies

Liz Margolies, LCSW has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. In 2005, the NYC LGBT Community Center…

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Kathleen Nicholls (@kathfantastic)

I'm Kathleen, an author and cat/human lover. I'm passionate about David Bowie and dressing like a pensioner.…

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BA Andrews

The Riland Changing the Face of Lupus scholarship is available at both ClaIflin and SC State Universities…

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Adriana Ford (the Breast Cancer Art Project)

I'm the founder of the Breast Cancer Art Project, an online platform for those affected by breast cancer…

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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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