Check out one of the Health Activists featured in our newsletter this month – Lauren!
WEGO Health talked about the roles social media and technology have played in peoples’ Health Activist journeys.
Check out one of the Health Activists featured in our newsletter this month – Amber!
I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in February of 2011. I’ve been in a roller coaster battle ever since. Last year I had two surgeries (ileal-pouch anal anastomosis). In March of 2014 I fell in love with blogging and raising awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. My mission is to encourage, support and bring laughter to others who are suffering.
By Steve Brown www.remissionman.com
I’ve been an athlete my whole life. I played three sports as a kid, attended college on a soccer scholarship, and hung on the fringe of a pro career but never quite broke through. I grew up healthy and happy and remained that way as an adult.
In the mid 1980s I discovered the world of multisport racing and was instantly hooked. My life got even better as a result of racing and the connections I made in the multisport community.
I gradually built my racing portfolio. Starting as many people do with shorter races, I worked my way up to marathons and then to ironman distance triathlons. I foolishly once told my wife that I only needed to do one marathon and one ironman just to get them out of my system. I miscalculated because that was 26 marathons and 12 Ironmans ago. read more »
My Heart, yourHands was founded by Judy Bode and Stephanie Zimmerman, who both survived childhood cancers. With their organization they aim to share the story of potential late effects from childhood cancer treatments, as well as educate the public about organ donation. In their blog, “I am who I am,” the founders discuss what motivates their efforts.
“MyHeart, yourHands was founded to educate and equip survivors regarding potential late effects of cancer treatment, especially heart failure. It is our combined life experience that sparked our passion. Using our lives to the benefit of others. Not only does MHYH want lives to be spared by cancer, but we also want late effects of cancer treatment to become a thing of the past. As long as there is life and breathe in me, I will work to this end.”
You can connect with my Heart, yourHands on Twitter.
We’re highlighting the amazing work of our partners in this year’s Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards. Today Obesity Action Coalition takes the spotlight.
Obesity Action Coalition combines advocacy, support, and education to make strides in the fight against obesity. Over the past decade, the Coalition has become a trusted source for updates in the obesity activism community, especially on public policy changes. You can connect with the Obesity Action Coalition on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
I wasn’t always the kind of person who shares personal information – but things have recently changed for me. In February 2014, I spent a week in the hospital and was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I am guessing most people have never heard of this; I know I had not, prior to being diagnosed.
Great share by Dana, also known as HypothyroidMom. She’s highlighted a fellow thyroid advocate, Sarah Downing on her blog. Sarah volunteers as Blog Editor for the nonprofit organization ThyroidChange
What are comments or questions you wish people never asked you about your chronic illness?