Meet the Nominees

Natalie Hayden

Natalie (Sparacio) Hayden, 34, is a former TV news anchor with Crohn's living in St. Louis. Her mission…

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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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Stickit2stage4

Diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer at 43 in 2013, I quickly realized there was little funding…

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Emil DeAndreis

I am the author of Hard To Grip: A memoir of youth, baseball, and chronic illness, which chronicles my…

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Kelly Wahle

For many years I wrote for my blog, Fly With Hope, mainly on my journey with disabling daily chronic…

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Deb Kelsey-Davis

Founder Soul2Soul & Co-Founder: NOURISH & Sagacity.care- I believe there's no greater honor than to care…

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The Psych Central Show With Host Gabe Howard

My name is Gabe Howard and I'm an award-winning writer & speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders.…

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Parijat Deshpande

After experiencing infertility, a very high-risk pregnancy and an extremely preterm birth, Parijat made…

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Bob DeMarco

Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). AlzheimersReadingRoom.com The…

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Suzanne

Hi, I'm Suzanne! My favorite word is "HOPE"; it is a verb & to have it, you must do something. I've…

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Amy@Dance4Healing

Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, a behavior-focused social venture inspired by her stage IV cancer,…

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Janice Oldenburg

My passion is providing patients with access to their clinical data and tools to empower them as partners…

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Mudukiza Joe

Mudukiza Joe is a 23yr old Kenyan Health Advocate and Sickle cell Ambassador. He has been on the frontline…

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Mariann W. Shaw

On September 18th, 2012, I stepped into a unique motherhood that told me when to hold, touch, bond, and…

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Ssebandeke Ashiraf

Am Ssebandeke Ashiraf an advocate for people living with Sickle cell Disease in Uganda - East Africa.…

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Kendra Neilsen Myles

Kendra holds a BS in Public Health from the University of Maryland. She has extensive knowledge on the…

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@crohnswarrior

My instagram is @crohnswarrior, I am 19 years old and i've been battling with Crohn's Disease for 6 years.…

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Erin Smith

Erin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1981 and has been eating gluten-free ever since. She…

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Face Forward

My name is Elena and I've been living with Lupus since 2001. I aspire to present my blog, "Face Forward…

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DigitalHealth.London

DigitalHealth.London is a programme aiming to speed up the development and scaling of digital innovations…

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Ivonne Macewen

My advocacy started way before I ever thought I would be advocating for myself. Raising funds for homeless…

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Christin Boisse - Pink Door House

"Stay off the internet" they said. Rarely diagnosed, published statistics about Inflammatory Breast Cancer…

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HealthHIV Staff

HealthHIV is one of the largest national nonprofit organizations addressing HIV, HCV, and LGBT health…

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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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Kristi Donahue

I was diagnosed with stage 1a melanoma in Oct of 2011 and since then have helped to spot it on multiple…

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Concentric Health Experience

Is our CFO nuts? No, she’s just willing to use our promotional budget in a way that helps and gets the…

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