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Jackie Zimmerman is the Patient Leader Network Manager for WEGO Health. She is also an ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Jackie has been blogging and advocating for over 10 years.  You can find Jackie on Twitter and Facebook.

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HIV Patient Leader #FollowFriday – May 25th, 2018

Every community that we get to work with is unique and endlessly impressive, but sometimes you come across communities that just knock your socks off.  For me, the HIV community is one of those communities because it is so jam packed with amazing Patient Leaders who are out there advocating, fighting stigma and educating the…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – May 18th, 2018

Can you believe that the WEGO Health Awards launch in just two weeks? We're getting so excited that we thought we'd take a trip down memory lane and revisit these past finalists. Each year we are so impressed and inspired by all the nominees, so take a few minutes to learn about these three and…

May #WEGOHealthChat Recap: Tackling Sensitive Issues in Advocacy

Advocacy is hard enough as it is, but how do you handle spreading awareness when you have a condition that makes people uncomfortable to talk about? How do you approach the sensitive topics? In the May #WEGOHealthChat, Jackie and Kristen from the WEGO Health team talked you through bridging the gap and sharing their own experiences…

Heart Disease Patient Leader #FollowFriday – May 11th, 2018

We've got heart eyes for days for these four heart disease Patient Leaders! For this week's #FollowFriday, we're featuring four fantastic people who are advocating to keep hearts everywhere healthy and happy. Through sharing their experiences with unexpected heart disease, they're helping to educate and raise awareness to keep us all a little healthier!  Have a…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – May 4th, 2018

Last weekend was the HealtheVoices conference and I had the pleasure of meeting over 100 Patient Leaders in 40 condition areas. Was it awesome? Yes. Was it overwhelming? Yes but so worth it. This #FollowFriday is a special one, not only because we are featuring 4 Patient Leaders, but they're all people I met at…

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patient Leader #FollowFriday – April 20th, 2018

On this #FollowFriday, we're featuring three really powerful Patient Leaders. Below you'll meet Alex, Ariella and Heather who are living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. SMA is a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. We encourage you to check out these Patient Leaders, learn more about SMA and help…
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