Tag: Health Activist


Chronic Illness Advocacy and the Holidays

Advocating for chronic illness is a year-round job, one we do with passion and dedication. But advocacy can get more challenging during the holidays. It’s a busy and sometimes emotional time of year and there’s only so much energy to go around. My new book Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness is…

#HAAwards Celebration Schedule Of Events

Are you getting excited for the #HAAwards celebration?! Because we sure are! Our Patient Leader network is straight up awesome. Whether you’re cracking someone up, offering inspiration to keep fighting or offering support - you all have made an impact on another’s life. You all are creating change. And you all deserve to be celebrated!…

How Do I Access My Endorsement Badge?

  So you're nominated but now the big question is: HOW DO I GET VOTES?!   We've got you covered. All you need to do is download your Endorsement Badge. You should post this badge on your website or blog to allow your followers to vote for you. You should definitely post to Facebook and…

It is all about me and guess what? It is all about you, too!

September is here and so is Sharon Coyle-Saeed's monthly blog post! Make sure to check back in October for her next post. Looking for Sharon's post from last month? Click here. Happy reading everyone! It is all about me and guess what?  It is all about you, too! By Sharon Coyle-Saeed   I was feeling completely overwhelmed…

Feature Friday: Aaron Blocker, IBD Health Activist

“I really wish that I make some kind of difference in their lives and to show them that even though IBD is a terrible disease that we can achieve great things. Not that it is an easy journey but that we are capable of so much even if we are sick.” Capable indeed. Aaron Blocker,…

Feature Friday: John Cummings, COPD Health Activist

  “You have to be somewhat crazy to try a triathlon. To try a triathlon with COPD, you’re just out of your mind.”   Out of his mind? Perhaps. I’ll stick with saying that health activist John Cummings is just admirably motivated to prove to others COPD is no reason to hold back. “I tell…
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