2016 WEGO Health Awards winner, Tiffany Kairos, says her best advice for all patient leaders is to be authentically YOU – but to also utilize #hashtags! As the winner of Best in Show: Twitter, this patient leader ‘s twitter feed is one you won’t want to miss.
As an epilepsy fighter, she is passionate about epilepsy advocacy, education, awareness, and support. Tiffany is the founder of The Epilepsy Network (TEN) Organization, which is known throughout the world and has an online support of over 21,000. She is also an epilepsy blogger and a contributing epilepsy blogger for The Huffington Post.
Tiffany looks at her diagnosis, not as a curse, but a blessing. It has given her a wonderful opportunity to better herself in a multitude of ways and reach out to help others along their journeys as well.
“Epilepsy advocacy is my mission for as long as I live,” she shares.
WEGO Health and podcast host Shane Schulz had the chance to chat with Tiffany during the WEGO Health Awards to learn more about her advocacy journey and gain insight into what makes a winning Twitter feed! So sit back and take a listen, this is surely one patient leader you don’t want to miss! You can find the full interview on Spreaker and iTunes.
Listen to “WEGO Health Podcast – Tiffany Kairos” on Spreaker.
2:16 – Shares her story of how and why she decided to become an awareness advocate.
5:35 – Gives some insight of her own journey with Epilepsy
8:50 – Learn why Tiffany doesn’t consider condition a curse but more of a blessing
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Kristen Long is the Patient Leader Network Coordinator at WEGO Health. Her own health experiences have inspired her to empower other patients and encourage the power of patient advocacy. Check out her blog and follow Kristen on Twitter and Facebook.