I am excited to announce that I have been nominated for the WEGO Patient Leader Hero award and WEGO Best In Show BLOG. WEGO Health is a mission-driven company connecting healthcare with the experience, skills, and insights of patient leaders. They are the world’s largest network of patient leaders, working across virtually all health conditions and topics. Click here to learn more about their Patient Leader Network
The WEGO Health Awards were created to celebrate those who tirelessly support the mission of WEGO Health: to empower the patient voice. With 16 award categories, the WEGO Health Awards are the only awards across all conditions and platforms, that recognize the over 100 thousand inspiring Patient Leaders who raise awareness, share information, and support their communities - but often without recognition.
It means so much just to be nominated. I know everyone always says that, but I really mean it. I have only been truly focusing my energy on patient advocacy work for two years. Even though it’s always been an important issue to me, going all the way back to when I graduated from nursing school in 2007. Advocacy became even more important to me once I was diagnosed with multiple chronic illness. When I started having debilitating, and sometimes hemiplegic, migraines I experienced first hand how imperative it is for all patients to have someone else who can advocate for them in times when they are unable to do so for them-self. At that point I realized that I really wanted to do all I can to make sure people have an advocate when needed. As well as helping to educate people on their illness so they can be the best self-advocate possible.
This year, the 16 WEGO Health Award winners will be honored at an in-person celebration in October co-hosted by the Society of Participatory Medicine at the Connected Health Conference. These conferences are so important because they provide invaluable information. As well as the opportunity to network with other advocates and bloggers.
I’m now looking to my incredibly supportive network to help endorse (vote) me for this award. There are two easy ways to endorse that only take seconds of your time! Here is the LINK TO VOTE!
1) You can click on my endorsement badge located on the right side bar of my blog (if you are using a computer. Or at the very bottom of the screen if using a cell phone.)
2) Click here to be taken to my WEGO Health Awards profile where you can click “Endorse” under my nominee photo. Please be sure to vote in both categories. You can only vote for each nominee once.
If I have ever supported you, made you laugh, or inspired you to keep fighting - please consider endorsing me for these awards.