Chronic Illness

PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read

PM360 Award Article This week I was one of two patient advocates that were awarded a PM360 Elite winner. It was a celebration to show appreciation for the work many have done to help others in the health sectors. It was an honor to be recognized as a patient advocate at the event. Every day… Continue reading PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, Support Network

Why More Men Need To Advocate For Chronic Illness – 3 Minute Read

A few weeks ago, my cousin, Josh, said to me, “It’s so cool that you are open and have fun with your illness. Not many guys are like that,” and while I appreciated this comment in many ways, it also made me think about how opening up about my illness has improved my life in… Continue reading Why More Men Need To Advocate For Chronic Illness – 3 Minute Read

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Patient To Patient Conferences Are The Best – University Of Michigan

For years I have been following Doctor Peter Higgins at the University of Michigan IBD Center. I’ve had the honor of meeting him a couple of times at various conferences for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and ostomy related advocacy that I do. This year Dr. Higgins and his team invited me to take part in… Continue reading Patient To Patient Conferences Are The Best – University Of Michigan

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Why I Advocate For Myself And Others

You're at your doctors office one day after getting some blood work and tests done. After getting invited back to his/her office, you sit nervously waiting for him/her to walk in and give you news. And at this point any news would be good. You just want some clarification on what is going on in… Continue reading Why I Advocate For Myself And Others

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Why I Started A Personal Blog

For years now I have been blogging for various websites including HealthCentral, my charity the Intense Intestines Foundation, and my patient productivity project Chronically Better You. Yet for some reason I have never created my own blog to share personal stories, advocacy efforts, helping other patients, the knowledge I have inside me that might help… Continue reading Why I Started A Personal Blog