Tag: Crohn’s Disease


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…

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…

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…

Using My Patient Journey with Crohn’s Disease to Influence Healthcare

My Patient Journey As a woman who has battled Crohn’s disease for nearly 12 years and as a new mom, navigating my “new normal” is daunting. It’s a realm of new experiences, joys, and struggles. The worry of when the next flare-up will strike and how I’ll deal with it when I end up in…

How I Birthed a Breech Book: 8 Steps for Self-Publishing a Book

"Have you ever thought of writing a book?” That was the comment I kept hearing from medical and nursing students when sharing my story with them. After several years of hearing this, I decided to listen.  I'm glad I did. In between making the decision to write a book, and seeing it published, it was…
World IBD Day | Girls With Gut's Turns Niagra Falls Purple

Girls With Guts Turns Niagara Falls Purple!

Here at WEGO Health, we're always inspired by what Patient Influencers are doing out there in the world! The following guest post is from Jackie Zimmerman, an avid IBD and MS activist. Along with 4 other awe-inspiring women, Jackie founded Girls With Guts, an organization to empower girls and women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s…
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