Tag: Advocating for Another


Your advice to new Patient Leaders

WEGO Health is committed to amplifying the Patient Leader voice and it all starts with the first time a patient or caregiver shares their initial blog post, tweet or picture on Instagram. As Patient Leaders ourselves, Julie (WEGO Health Patient Leader Network Director), and I know that starting out on your advocacy journey can be…

6th Annual WEGO Health Awards Schedule of Events

Now that we have the best of the best in patient advocacy nominated for the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards, it’s time for the voting to commence! We're proud to announce we've received close to 2,500 nominations and almost 30,000 endorsements this WEGO Health Award's season. We're blown away by the work of these tremendous…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Jessica Gimeno

Some people would say all superheroes can fly, however, here at WEGO Health- we don't believe the cape says it all. Day in and day out, we see thousands of incredible patient leaders- striving for change, pushing the limits and stepping into the action to change healthcare for the better. The #WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series podcast had…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Barby Ingle

Year in and year out we come across Patient Leaders who continue to change the health world. These Patient leaders are true stars who continue to shine and don't fit into just one category.  Basically, they've done it ALL! During the WEGO Health Awards, we like to recognize these Patient Leaders with the Lifetime Achievement…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Tory Aquino

There are many reasons Patient Leaders get involved in advocacy, Tory's just happens to be her daughter.  Tory's  daughter, Mariah, was active and full of energy from birth, so it was alarming when her daughter started complaining of joint pains and suddenly became inactive at age four.  The cause of Mariah’s suffering was a mystery…

Feature Friday: Morgan Gleason, Rare Disease Patient Leader

Do you remember being eleven years old? Most of us can only recollect things related to braces, cooties and the playground. Morgan Gleason however, has a different story. Her family knew Morgan to be a normal kid- she spent time with friends, was active, and participated in cheerleading. Then one day Morgan began to notice…
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