There’s nothing quite like hearing others share stories of empowerment, overcoming challenges, and making a real difference to make you feel inspired. On Monday evening, we hosted our Advocating for Others webinar with Health Activists Janeen and Marla - and I learned so much from these powerful parents. In our community, we often focus on patient Health Activists, but there is a group of dedicated, passionate leaders who have followed a similar path – through caring for someone else experiencing a health condition. This month we focused in on this particular group of advocates and our webinar was a wonderful way to tie up the month on a positive note.
If you’re living with seasonal or indoor allergies and actively participate in online health communities, you may qualify for a paid survey hosted by WEGO Health on behalf of one of our sponsors.
This 26-question survey is about your experiences with seasonal or indoor allergies, it should take about 15 or 20 minutes to complete.
“I wanted to hear about real life scenarios instead of sterile advice from medical sites…I wanted the next mom who got the peanut allergy diagnosis to find me and know that it is going to be ok, really, truly it is.” =&0=& Peanut Free Mama I’ve been blogging since 2002. I started a personal blog in 2002 at Gab’s House o’ Sass, then I started a blog for my daughter in 2004 which evolved into my current blog (where I devote most of my writing). =&1=& I manage the marketing department of a scientific publisher in Northern California. =&2=& When my daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy, I really felt that I absolutely had to live peanut and nut free as well. Partly as a sign of solidarity, but also I didn’t want to run the risk of causing a reaction by something I ate. So when I created a blog to document the journey we were on, “Peanut Free Mama” seemed like a natural choice. =&3=&
In our ongoing work to empower Health Activists, we are holding Community Insight Groups – online focus groups – for people who are active contributors to the online seasonal allergy community.
We are holding Insight Groups on Tuesday, June 23rd for people who suffer from seasonal allergies AND are active contributors or frequent visitors to health care communities. Insight groups will be held at noon and 6pm Eastern Time. All participants will receive a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Allergies are everywhere and WEGO Health is no exception! Since Spring sprung a few weeks ago – we’ve had a lot of great discussions and blog posts about itchy eyes, sneezing fits, and prevalent tissue piles.
Have you noticed that this year your seasonal allergies are worse than ever? You’re not alone. In fact, some say that this year seasonal allergies are at an all time high! Some say allergy attacks started a month earlier in 2009 than 2008!