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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…

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…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – January 19th, 2018

Happy Friday, Patient Leaders! This week, we've snagged an eclectic group for you to follow. From a women's health advocate living in Bangladesh, our favorite vegan living in Canada and a top-notch cancer advocate right here in the States, these three Patient Leaders will not only educate you, but they'll also help you make friends…

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…
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