Health Activist Video Stars
Through personal experience and self-education, Health Activists stand out from the pack of online health users. By collecting that information and sharing that knowledge, they truly become leaders. Now they are some of the most important voices in the online health space. Get the inside scoop on the stars of WEGOHealth.tv and learn more about their dedication to health communities:
Shelley Nolden, Blood Cancer
Shelley Nolden is a mother, a wife, a financial analyst, and a writer. In March 2011, an obstetrician informed her husband and her that their five-month-old unborn baby girl had no heartbeat. A week later, Shelley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), subtype 3 (APL). Like the rest of the cancer club, Shelley is trying to adjust to her new reality while keeping a positive mindset.
Tosin Ola, Sickle Cell Disease
As a sickle cell patient; Tosin has created a community of empowerment, awareness, support, and education for sickle cell disease. Tosin is a practicing registered nurse, mentor, advocate, friend, and reliable source of sickle cell impressions and advice from both the medical and patient perspective.
Ann Pietrangelo, Breast Cancer
Ann Pietrangelo is the author of "No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis." She is also a triple-negative breast cancer survivor. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, she writes on a variety of topics around the web. Visit AnnPietrangelo.com for more information.
Jenni Prokopy, Chronic Illness
Jenni Prokopy is Founder/Editrix of ChronicBabe.com, where she draws on her experience with fibromyalgia to teach women to live incredible lives in spite of illness. She tweets @ChronicBabe, speaks onstage across the country, consults and freelance writes with amazing clients, and wants YOU to have FUN even if you’re sick!
Lori Puente's husband Dave, was diagnosed in the middle of their coast to coast move from east to west, at age 48, with Multiple Myeloma. It turned their life upside down. Lori began blogging about what she learned, her viewpoints, science articles, tips, and offering hope and encouragement to others on the journey of Multiple Myeloma.
Casey Quinlan, Breast Cancer
Casey Quinlan, the Mighty Mouth of Mighty Casey Media and author of "Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift" is an evangelist for participatory health care and social media in medicine, believing that community and collaboration-building will deliver both better health and lower healthcare costs.
Leslie Rott, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Leslie Rott was diagnosed with Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2008, at the age of 22. About two weeks after her diagnosis, she began blogging about life and love with chronic illness. Leslie's personal blog is gettingclosertomyself.blogspot.com. She also writes for HealthCentral, and hosts the Patients for a Moment blog carnival, along with participating in various blog carnivals hosted by other chronic illness bloggers.
Jodi Seidler, Joint Pain
Jodi is a DOUBLE HIPster, a bionic woman of the 21st century, using both THR approaches – the posterior and anterior approaches. In her HIPster status, she wants to help people through this process (and initiation) because it was SO powerful for her!
Alicia Staley, Breast Cancer
As a 20-year old college sophomore, Alicia was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and later battled breast cancer twice. Alicia is Director of The Staley Foundation, which supports cancer patients and their families undergoing treatment at Tufts Medical Center.