Meet the Nominees

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Paige Rawl

Growing up born HIV positive, I never thought anything of taking the medicines or going to the doctor.…

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Cambridge BioMarketing

Cambridge BioMarketing is a rare disease and specialty communications agency, blending medical insights…

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Anna Evangeline | SixHips

I was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA) at age 11, and had to learn at a very…

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Silvia (Sly) Wheatley Young

Silvia is a survivor of stage 4 endometriosis and infertility. Her advocacy within the endometriosis…

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Face Forward

My name is Elena and I've been living with Lupus since 2001. In the summer of '09, I was diagnosed with…

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Personal Connected Health Alliance

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) aims to make health and wellness an effortless part…

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Blackbird at Night

Jane is a writer, artist, yogi and advocate for people living with invisible illnesses including mental…

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Brian Hujdich, Executive Director, HealthHIV

Brian Hujdich serves as Executive Director of HealthHIV, one of the largest national nonprofit organizations…

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Keiko Zoll

Keiko Zoll is the Founder of The Infertility Voice™, her popular infertility blog and advocacy website.…

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IBC Research Foundatoin

We're a web-based non-profit focused on inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The mission of the Inflammatory…

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Emily Painter @emilyspeaks30

Through my blog and social media I am sharing my story and insights into life with chronic pain with…

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Action For Adrenal Awareness

Kim, Amber, Nichole and Debby all suffer with Addison's Disease and Heather is caregiver to her mother…

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Tenah Callison

I have had CRPS since Sept 1996! I joined Facebook and started talking with other who had RSD/CRPS. …

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Jenni Pettican

Hey guys, I'm Jenni and I'm a weekly vlogger, blogger and advocate for EDS and its associated conditions.…

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Melody Moezzi

I'm a writer, attorney, speaker, activist & award-winning author. I'm also a United Nations Global Expert…

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Randy Patrick (Must Stop MS!)

After being diagnosed with MS in November 2012, I wanted to do my part in helping others who are diagnosed.…

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Melissa K (competingwithchronicpain)

I'm Melissa an iPain Delegate and chronic pain blogger. I'm very passionate about helping others…

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Nichole Klute Rushton

I want to bring adrenal diseases and patient's struggles to the forefront of medical awareness to improve…

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Kristin Selby Gonzalez

My son was diagnosed with Autism in 2004 when he was 2 years old. I was told he would never talk, never…

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Barby Ingle

Barby is an advocate for 150 Chronic Pain Diseases | President, International Pain Foundation | Best…

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Founder of The Chronically Awesome Foundation, blogger, podcaster, advocate. I am an advocate for patients…

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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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Sugar Surfing

Stephen Ponder, MD CDE and Kevin McMahon have collaborated since 2002. Dr. Ponder was most recently awarded…

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Susan Kiser Scarff

Caring for my husband led me to seek as well as impart support .... ultimately my sister and I put…

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Joyce Marter, CEO of Urban Balance

I have been a licensed psychotherapist since 1998 and believe in de-stigmatizing mental health issues…

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After years and years of searching for answers as to why I was in constant pain and my health was declining…

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