I am very excited to inform you that I have been nominated for two WEGO Health Awards in the 2018 WEGO Health Awards season. The two areas in which I’ve been nominated are: “Best In Show Blog” (for this Blog “Tears of Truth”) and also for “Best In Show Facebook” for my many facebook groups:
- (International CRPS Support group, RASE for CRPS (research,awareness,support and education)
- Dysautonomia Support Network
- Michigan/Midwest & friends
- Chronic Pain Support Group
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Living with Chronic Pain
- People In Pain Unite
- ASL Song and ASLSuzyQ (these last two are ASL, or American Sign Language groups).
Also for my Facebook Pages:
- RASE for CRPS,
- RASE for Invisible Diseases,
- Dysautonomia Network,
- Association for Ethical treatment of Pain Patients (AETOPP),
- People In Pain Unite,
- Gone But Not Forgotten Friends and Family
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The WEGO Health Awards were created to celebrate those who tirelessly support the mission of WEGO Health to empower the patient voice. With 16 award categories, the WEGO Health awards are the only awards across all conditions and platforms, that recognize the over 100 thousand inspiring Patient Leaders who raise awareness, share information and support their communities but often without recognition.
I want to thank those who nominated me and thought enough of my advocacy/awareness work to think of me for these awards. It means so much to be nominated because though I don’t do what I do in order to get anything from it; I appreciate being recognized for the work that I do. It means that the work that I do voluntarily to help the several communities that I am involved with, is not going unnoticed. Thank you so much for that.
I feel that I deserve the “Best in Show Blog” award because my blog, ‘Tears of Truth”, has become a large network and a plethora of information for patients who live with various illnesses that especially cause chronic pain. There are many resources and so much information here to address patients with various needs. I feel that I also deserve the “Best in Show Facebook” because I serve several different patient communities who live with chronic pain from various illnesses. I have created 6 chronic pain support groups and 2 ASL groups that support Deaf/Hard of Hearing community (including myself, as I am HoH). I try very hard to work closely with several different non-profits and I do not ask for anything in return. These awards, even just being nominated gives me that feeling of being appreciated.
This year, the 16 WEGO Health Award winners will be honored at an in-person celebration in Octoer, co-hosted by the Society of Participator Medicine at the Connected Health Conference. It is very important to me and I would really love to attentd this event to collaborate with industry leaders. Also, I would truly love to meet all of the people who I’ve been working with and talking with all of these years, since 2010 or so, when I first became a WEGO Patient Leader.
I’m now looking toward YOU, my incredibly supportive network to help endorse me for these two awards. There are two easy ways to endorse me, (*Wordpress does not allow me to put a badge on this blog. Therefore the link is on the column to the upper right side of this blog (on a computer)…or you can easily choose the method below)….that will only take seconds of your time, I promise! (I would love to be endorsed in both categories because they are equally important.
If I have ever supported you, made you laugh, given you inspiration or cheered you on to keep fighting – please consider taking just a few seconds to endorse me for these awards. Thank you in advance, from my heart.