Category: Follow Friday


Patient Leader #FollowFriday – July 13th, 2018

Endorsements for the 2018 WEGO Health Awards opened this week and we are blown away at how many people are standing up to support their fellow Patient Leaders! In our first week we have received almost 2,000 endorsements. Let that sink in. In 5 days, 2,000 people have taken the time to endorse someone they…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – July 6th, 2018

Endorsements for the 2018 WEGO Health Awards open next week and we are so incredibly excited for the next phase of this awards cycle. Before we start narrowing down our finalist, let's take a minute to throw back to some of our finalists from last year. Each week we introduce you to three Patient Leaders…

Gaucher’s Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 29th, 2018

This week we're featuring three Patient Leaders in the Gaucher's Disease community. Never heard of Gaucher's? That's not surprising considering it affects between 1 in 50,000 and 1 in 100,000 people. Less than 1 percent of the population in the U.S. are carriers for type 1 Gaucher's disease, which is pronounced "go-shays." Considering how rare Gaucher's can be, we're…

IBD Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 22nd, 2018

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) community had a big showing in last year's WEGO Health Awards, in fact, there were quite a few Crohn's and ulcerative colitis patients that walked away winners! There are approximately 10 million people living with IBD worldwide, and we're here to showcase just a few today, showing you all the…

Postpartum Depression Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 8th, 2018

It is estimated that the reported rate of clinical postpartum depression among women is between 10%-20% of all live births, which is a lot of moms and yet so many moms wait a significant amount of time to seek help, if ever. PPD is topic that we are starting to see more often in the news, but…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 1st, 2018

It's time to celebrate! The WEGO Health Awards opened this week and the nominations are rolling in. The WEGO Health team is very excited as our Awards program enables us to meet so many Patient Leaders each year. Last year, we met the following three advocates. They serve three very unique communities, but all have…

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