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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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April #WEGOHealthChat Recap: How to Pitch Your Patient Journey to the Press

As a Patient Leader, your number one focus is how you can raise awareness and help more people. One of the best ways to do that is to get your story out in front of as many people as possible. But how do you do that? In the April #WEGOHealthChat, we spoke with @NatalieSparacio, a former…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 23rd, 2018

Another #FollowFriday is here and we've got another three Patient Leaders to knock your socks off! The following three Patient Leaders were all finalists in the 2017 WEGO Health Awards and for good reason, they are making major moves in advocacy. This Friday take some time to read about these three, follow them on their…

March #WEGOHealthChat Recap: Combating the Stigma of Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness not only means dealing with a lifetime of complications but it also means endlessly fighting off the stigma associated with chronic illness. How do you combat the stigma of chronic illness? Is it through education and awareness? Is it your role as a Patient Leader to combat this stigma? What…

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 19th, 2018

In honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, we're introducing you to three fantastic MS Patient Leaders! Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. You can learn more about MS here, or by connecting…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 9th, 2018

Happy Friday, Patient Leaders!   Can you believe that it's almost time to start thinking about starting nominations for the 2018 WEGO Health Awards? It seems like it was just yesterday when we were announcing the finalists. To reminisce on some of those wonderful people, we're featuring three of last year's finalists to get you…

Eating Disorder Patient Leader #FollowFriday – March 2nd, 2018

Happy Friday, Patient Leaders! This past week the online health community celebrated National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  This awareness campaign is meant to start a conversation, help raise awareness, bust myths, and provide help for those struggling with an eating disorder. Thousands of patients, supports, and advocates turned to social media this past week to celebrate…
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