Tag Archives for " WEGO Health "

My 2020 WEGO Health Award Nomination – Advocating For Another

Lots of hands giving thumbs up with gold confetti falling down. Title Reads WEGO Health Awards, ChronicallyHopeful

I'm so grateful and humbled to be nominated for another WEGO Health Award. This is the third year in a row which is just incredible to me. This year I've been nominated in the Advocating For Another category. In previous years I was nominated for my blog and for my Facebook advocacy, As patient advocates, just knowing that our efforts are recognised and appreciated is a big deal. 

If you'd like to support my nomination, please endorse (vote for) me below. It takes less than a minute to do. Thank you!

Continue reading

My 2019 WEGO Health Award Nomination – Best In Show: Facebook

Lots of hands giving thumbs up with gold confetti falling down. Title Reads WEGO Health Awards, ChronicallyHopeful

​I'm so honoured and grateful to be nominated once again for the ​WEGO Health Award​s. Last year I was nominated for ​the Best In Show: Blog category, this year it's for the Best In Show: ​Facebook category for all my ME/CFS advocacy​.

​Being an advocate is hard work, especially when you have a severe chronic illness like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Patients are putting their own health on the line during advocacy campaigns, pushing their limits, trying to be consistent, to be heard, to be seen. They often pay for months afterwards in the form of deterioration and much pain.

Of course we do not raise awareness for personal recognition, but for the good of the community as a whole. Being recognised is still a great joy and reward. It lets patient leaders and advocates know that their efforts were seen and appreciated, especially if they have been isolated by their worsened condition in the aftermath of a busy awareness campaign. Things like this can lighten the load and lift our spirits.

Continue reading

My 2018 WEGO Health Award Nomination – Best In Show: Blog

Lots of hands giving thumbs up with gold confetti falling down. Title Reads WEGO Health Awards, ChronicallyHopeful

I am so excited to share this news with you! I have been nominated for the 2018 WEGO Health Award in the Best In Show: Blog category!

I first heard about WEGO Health Awards last year when one of the lovely warriors I follow on Instagram was nominated for her advocacy efforts. I later joined them on Twitter for a few of their live chats too. I thought it was a great idea to give recognition to these chronic illness warriors who are not only battling their own illnesses, but continue to raise awareness and support the communities they serve.

I was certainly not expecting to ever be nominated for one myself! This is a huge honour and I am so very grateful.

Continue reading
>