WEGO Health Chronic Pain Webinar & Hoodie Contest Winner

What’s this WEGO Health webinar?

continuing Health Activism chronic pain logoI’ve been invited to a special event and I’d like to invite you to come along with me! Next Monday, November 22nd at 8pm EST, WEGO Health will hold a webinar (online seminar) called “Continuing Health Activism with Chronic Pain.” The webinar is organized and moderated by Amanda Dolan at WEGO Health. Amanda is delightful – funny and bright – so I know it will be a fun time even with a tricky topic.

Also joining Amanda will be Amy of Unavitabella and Julia of Reasonably Well Julia. I can’t wait to talk with these awesome ladies and hear what they have to share about their personal experiences with chronic pain and health activism. I really hope lots of RA Warriors will be there too!

What are we going to talk about at the webinar?

We are going to talk about being health activists while living with chronic pain. How is it possible to advocate for others while being in pain? How can we build positive community when everyone is hurting? How does everyone keep focused and remain constructive while still speaking honestly about pain? There will be an exclusive Q&A portion featuring your questions.

Get all the details here on the WEGO Health blog. You can RSVP here, but if you don’t, you can still listen in. If you have any questions that you would like raised during the discussion, please suggest them in a comment here.
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Drumroll… Who wins the prizes from the from RA Warrior t-shirt store?

The Newsletter contest was fantastic! It ended this morning and here are the winners:

  • 1st place prize of any sweatshirt or t-shirt goes to Tara Manriquez
  • 2nd place prize of any drink ware item goes to Rebecca Seguel


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Kelly Young

Kelly Young is an advocate providing ways for patients to be better informed and have a greater voice in their healthcare. She is the president of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Kelly received national acknowledgement with the 2011 WebMD Health Hero award. Through her writing, speaking, and use of social media, she is building a more accurate awareness of Rheumatoid disease aka Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) geared toward the public and medical community; creating ways to empower patients to advocate for improved diagnosis and treatment; and bringing recognition and visibility to the Rheumatoid patient journey. In 2009, Kelly created Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior, a comprehensive website about RA of about 950 pages and writes periodically for other newsletters and websites. Kelly served on the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Advisory Board. There are over 42,000 connections of her highly interactive Facebook Fan page. She created the hashtag: #rheum. Kelly is the mother of five, a home-schooler, Bible teacher, NASA enthusiast, and NFL fan. You can also connect with Kelly by on Twitter or YouTube, or LinkedIn. She has lived over nine years with unrelenting Rheumatoid disease. See also http://www.rawarrior.com/kelly-young-press/

7 thoughts on “WEGO Health Chronic Pain Webinar & Hoodie Contest Winner

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  • November 17, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Never been more supportive of a function in my life. But that’s cause I have chronic pain (vested interest). I would like to see the Chronic Pain community develop a twibbon for the cause. Any recommendations or suggestions? Also, we need a national spokesperson advocate for the cause. Kelly would be ideal, but can she manage two Advocacy groups?

  • November 17, 2010 at 11:31 am

    For those interested in the webinar – if you’re not already a member of WEGO Health, the link will say that the event is full. IT IS NOT FULL however! Please, come and join us!!

  • November 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    All registered for the WEGO!!

  • November 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Kelly!
    I’m really honored to be a part of the upcoming webinar and I look forward to learning from you and Julia as we all share! Just wanted to let you know how lucky I feel to know you.

    • November 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

      Amy, it has been so good to get to meet you over the phone & it was much easier to think of doing this when I realized you were on board. So, I know it will be “fun” even though what brings us together is not.


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