New Health Activist Blog Carnival: Your Best Health Activist Moment

Back in April we asked everyone to share their Health Activist stories – that moment when you realized you were truly a Health Activist.

For this month’s blog carnival, we’d like to hear your best moment as a Health Activist – the moment you were most proud of the work you’ve been doing.
Maybe it was organizing a big event (on or off-line) for your health community, or a blog post getting attention from all across the web. Perhaps your favorite moment as a Health Activist came as an email, comment, or Retweet from a fellow community member.
Whatever it is, don’t be shy! Take some time this month to reflect on what you’ve accomplished as a Health Activist and share what you’re most proud of with others!

To participate in the Health Activist Blog Carnival:

  1. Let others know that your post is for the Health Activist Blog Carnival by including the following text at the end of your post: “This post is my June entry in the Health Activist Blog Carnival. If you’re interested in participating too, you can read all about it here: http://wegohealth.wpengine.com/2010/06/new-health-activist-blog-carnival-your.html
  2. Leave a comment with a link to your entry on this Health Bloggers Discussion – be sure to come back often to check out the latest entries and read your fellow Health Activists’ stories!

At the end of the month, we’ll feature a few of our favorite submissions here on our blog. We can’t wait to read about your best Health Activist moments this month!

2 thoughts on “New Health Activist Blog Carnival: Your Best Health Activist Moment

  1. Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of the East Bay S.C.A.F East Bay says:

    Greetings,

    Throughout my life I have struggled with a disease called sickle cell anemia. With this disease there's not a cure and is now the number one genetic mutation that runs in majority of families globally. Over the years I have always wanted to start an organization for sickle cell disease because sickle cell was hardly known nor discussed. Sickle cell disease was a silent disease. I have struggled a lot with my illness but I have not allowed it to stop me from achieving any of my goals in life. Within the past year I started my organization now know as the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of the East Bay also known as S.C.A.F East Bay. As an introvert myself I was concerned and nervous about putting my name out into the community and hoping for positive feedback. I took a chance and started a Facebook page for my organization. Slowly but surely people from all across the World were joinng my group. My best health activist moment was encouraging a young man to continue his fight with sickle cell disease and not giving up hope. To be able to see numerous amounts of comments about the daily questions I post about sickle cell disease is heart-warming and encourages me to continue. Every day I attempt to be the best advocate I can be for the sickle cell community and continuing to grow as I struggle with my disease myself. Knowing that I am able to touch and bring others like myself together to be of support and a sense of family to others is all I need to keep pushing my dream and creating it into a reality. Eventually I hope to use my background as a therapist in connection with the mental health aspects we as sickle cell patient s often deal with due to the traumatic episodes of crisis we encounter.
    Chaznee N. Brown, MS
    S.C.A.F East Bay
    Founder & Advocate

    "This post is my June entry in the Health Activist Blog Carnival. If you're interested in participating too, you can read all about it here: http://blog.wegohealth.com/2010/06/new-health-activist-blog-carnival-your.html

  2. I've put up a teaser blog post here on WEGO here. The full post is on my blog at Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed. Thanks for this month's carnival – it's allowed for some great reflection on my rather short health activism journey (so far!).

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