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The Health Activist Awards – All Finalists

Hilarious Health Activist
You swear you’re at a comedy show.  This Health Activist brings the funny with the advocacy.

 

Christie Germans – The Lesion Journals


Chato Stewart – Mental Health Humor


Rick Green – Totally ADD


Jaquie Wojcik – Bad Pancreas


Jenny – The Bloggess


Jackie Zimmerman – Blood, Poop, & Tears


Doug Ankerman – My Odd Sock



Paperboy Award
The Health Activist who always brings you the latest and greatest news and research.

 

Amy Tenderich – Diabetes Mine


Mark Stecker – Wheelchair Kamikaze


Brigid Laurito – My Rheumatoid Arthritis Journey



Rookie of the Year The Health Activist who came on the scene in 2011 but has inspired the entire community.

Erika Hanson Brown – Colontown


Kim Vlasnik – You Can Do This Project

Sara – A Girl With Guts

Cookie Hopper – The Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis


 


Health Activist Hero Award
Who has changed your life? There are some people who can change your entire outlook on life just with their story, their dedication, their words, and their encouragement. Who is your Health Activist Hero? Who would you like to thank and why? This award is an emotional one but will yield some incredible camaraderie.

 

Kelly Wahle – Fly With Hope


Jason Leitman – Crohn’s Disease Support Network


Max Szadek – Divabetic


Ellen Schnakenberg – Migraine.com


Christine Miserandino – But You Don’t Look Sick


Patty Hagler-Verdugo – Dr. Patty


Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh – F.E.A.S.T (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders



Best Affirmation Post

The best single post that explains, outlines, or affirms the Health Activist mission.

 

Wil Dubois – I love you guys (and maybe the girls a little bit more” | LifeAfterDx–CGM Chronicles


Christine Miserandino – The Spoon Theory” | But You Don’t Look Sick


Timothy Ringgold – A New Day +1?” | Bella’s Blessings


Kymberli Barney – The Truth About Trying” | The Smartness”



Advocating for Another Award
Award the dedication of someone who raises awareness for the condition of someone they love.

 

Penny Williams – A Mom’s View of ADHD


Andrea Hardaway – Voice Matters


Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh – Laura’s Soapbox


Alexis Nicole Newell – The Chronicles of D-Boy and Ribbon


Scott Benner – Arden’s Day



 


Best in Show: Blog
This Health Activist dominates the blog platform and is a great model for taking it to the next level.

 

Kerri Sparling – Six Until Me


Maisie McInerney- Lyme Chick


Jenna Dye Visscher – The Feeding Edge


Pandora – Serial Insomniac


Natasha Tracy – Bipolar Burble | Natasha Tracy Online


Best in Show: Community
This Health Activist dominates a community or forum platform and is a great model for taking it to the next level.

 

Jason Leitman – Crohn’s Disease and My Experience


Max Szadek – Divabetic


Jeffrey Roberts – IBS Group


Jenni Prokopy – ChronicBabe


Paul Gileno – US Pain Foundation


Best in Show: Facebook
This Health Activist dominates the Facebook platform and is a great model for taking it to the next level.

 

Jeffrey Roberts – IBS Self Help Group on Facebook


Katie Brown – LUNGevity Foundation on Facebook


Niki Wyre – RA Chicks on Facebook


Best in Show: Twitter
This Health Activist dominates the Twitter platform and is a great model for taking it to the next level.

 

Nate Osit – @NateOsit


Cherise Shockley – #DSMA and @Diabetic_Iz_Me


Jason Leitman – @CrohnsDiseaseSN



Best Kept Secret Award
Who is a hidden gem of the Health Activist world?

 

Selena MKI – Oh My Aches and Pains


Rick Pescatore- Little White Coats


Lee Horbachewski – SimpLee Serene


Heidi Skiba – Ostomy Outdoors



Offline Crusader Award
This Health Activist did amazing things offline this year. Tell us about your favorite.

 

Regina Holliday – Walking Gallery 2010 | Regina Holliday’s Medical Advocacy Blog


Erin Smith – NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group | Gluten-Free Fun


Jennifer Pettit – Disability Mentoring Day and UII Events | MY UII Blog


MJ Train & Michelle Litchman – Diabetes Mixer | Sweet Advice




TMI Award This Health Activist always goes there – no matter how personal or embarassing the story.

 

Mo- Mommy Odyssey


Jacquie Wojcik – Bad Pancreas


Sara – A Girl With Guts


Jenni Schaeffer – Jenni’s Guts


Brynn Hultquist – Lupus Interrupted


Wendy Holcombe – Picnic With Ants


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