Chronic illness patient leaders work hard to motivate, educate, inspire, and even entertain both the chronically ill and anyone else who will listen to us! We spend countless hours every day on social media and our blogs/vlogs sharing our experiences along with tips to make living with chronic illness a little easier.
We don’t do this for attention or notoriety, we do it to empower patients to keep pushing when they feel like giving up, to educate the general public of what life with our chronic illness is like. and to give someone who is having a rough day a reason to smile.
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Chronic illness patient leaders like myself work hard for you. We are members of various patient advisory panels to bring your voice to the pharmaceutical and medical community. We speak with government officials and ask for more funding for research of your chronic illness.
With that said, today I want to ask you to support us and our efforts to support you.
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How to Support Chronic Illness Patient Leaders
There are many ways you can support our advocacy efforts. The first is to follow our blogs and social media accounts. Secondly, share our work. Email friends and family blog posts that you think might help them with their chronic illness battle or that might give them a better understanding of what you are going through. Share our social media posts on your timelines. There may be someone on your friend list who could use that information for themselves or someone else that they love.
#ChronicIllness #patientleaders motivate, educate, inspire, and entertain the chronically ill and anyone else who will listen! #WEGOHealthAwardsTweet
Another way to support chronic illness patient advocates is to endorse their WEGO Health Award nominations. Throughout the entire month of July, you may endorse your favorite chronic illness patient leaders. You may endorse each leader once per nomination, but you may endorse as many patient leaders as you wish. The WEGO Health Awards are not a popularity contest. Your endorsements just show the judges and us that you appreciate our work.
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How to Endorse Your Favorite Chronic Illness Patient Leaders
It is easy to endorse your favorite patient leaders. You will see my nominations below this paragraph. Just click to endorse in one or all of the categories. After you do that, scroll down to see a list of my favorite fibromyalgia, arthritis (psoriatic and others), and endometriosis patient leaders. Click on their names to endorse and/or to learn more about their work and where to find them on social media.
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Fibromyalgia Patient Leaders
- Carrie Kellenberger
- Brainless Blogger
- Melissa Talwar
- Intl Support Fibromyalgia Network
- Melinda Sandor
- Katie Clark
- Claire G.
- Monique Gore-Massy
- Carolina Watts
- Michelle Curtis
- Stacey Chapman
- Angel’s Lupus Journey
- Marie Dagenais-Lewis
- Margaret O’Brien
- Jess Garland
- Heather Wright
Is it Fibromyalgia or Something Else?
Arthritis Patient Leaders
The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Connection
Endometriosis Patient Leaders
I just want to take a moment to thank you for your support. Patient advocacy in any form takes a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy. And whether you have one or more chronic illnesses, that energy supply is limited. It is knowing that my work is helping others that keeps me going. So again, THANK YOU!!!