Meet the Nominees

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Blanket Hugs Foundation

Blanket Hugs is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness and comfort to kids fighting…

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I have a group on Facebook called Surviving a Silent Killer. This is referring to DVT's and pulmonary…

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HIV Aids advocate creator of the #Endthestigma campaign and #Dreksangelsandwarriors we work daily to…

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Asha Brown

Asha Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of We Are Diabetes, where she works with families, patients,…

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International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society

International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society (IAES) is a Family/Patient centered non-profit that assists…

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Brigid Laurito

Brigid is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist, & Pharmacy Technician. She created her blog My Rheumatoid…

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Mila Clarke Buckley

One day, I wasn’t feeling too well. That day turned into weeks, and then into months. I finally took…

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Stephanie The Autism Diva

When first starting our Journey I remember how lost and overwhelmed I felt with trying to find the perfect…

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iSurvivor Lisa Deck

I'm a four time stroke survivor, Moyamoya patient, passionate heart & stroke spokeswomen, rare disease…

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Crystal Saltrelli, CHC

I'm Crystal, a Certified Health Coach helping people worldwide learn to live (well!) with gastroparesis.…

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Donnie and Micki Hogan #therealhogans

Advocating has become a passion of me and my husband, Donnie Hogan, after we witnessed first hand the…

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Mental Health and Invisible Illness Resources

We advocate for all mental illnesses and invisible illnesses/disabilities - Aiming to unite all in this…

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Pandora Williams

My name is Pandora Williams and I am an Obesity Rebel. That means I fight obesity from every aspect.…

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John M. Grohol

I've been advocating and writing about mental health issues online since 1992, starting with the indexing…

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Nan Hart

I have been living with RA since 1996 but, despite the long time, I believe that I have learned to live…

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I have Multiple Sclerosis since I was 14 years old. In 2009 I started writing a blog about living with…

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Matt Patterson

I have made it my life's mission to share the story of one little girl whose life was filled with so…

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Phil Esgate

I'm an Advocate for Disabled People Executive Committee for Wigan Access for the Disabled Founder of…

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My name is Mickey and I'm 17 years old. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which is a connective tissue disorder.…

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Dave Kerrigan

I work at the crossroads of innovation and employee benefits. The spiraling costs of health care in…

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Bill Remak

I have changed the course of my life path due to chronic disease. I embraced the crusade to improve health…

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It's been my passion and purpose for more than a decade to raise awareness, educate and advocate for…

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Sickle Cell News

I was diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia at the age of two. By the time I was 10, the idea of life as…

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Sarah Fader

Sarah Fader is the creator of the popular parent-life blog Old School /New School Mom. Sarah is a native…

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Epilepsy Awareness Squad

The Epilepsy Awareness Squad was created in June of 2013 by Caitie Shaw and Dan Nixon after Caitie spent…

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The Grumpy Pumper

I was diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes in 1994 at the age of 25. I am a member of the IDF Blue Circle…

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The Allergy Chef

Kathlena, The Allergy Chef, has over 200 food allergies & intolerances, and can't drink most water. The…

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Marcia Aulebach (Mlee Parkinsons Group Centeral VA)

“Marcia created her own support group is an opportunity to talk to other like myself living with PD…

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Marianne Drexler

Hi, I'm a maternal near-miss survivor. After nearly dying giving birth to my second daughter I had a…

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Stephen Shaul

Hello... I'm Stephen. I've lived with Type 1 Diabetes since 1991. I found the Diabetes Online Community…

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