Best In Show Blog

I am excited to announce that for the third time, Occupy ME has been nominated for the Best In Show Blog award in the WEGO Health Awards!

Now we enter the part of the process where you can influence the outcome!

WEGO Health is a mission-driven company connecting healthcare with the experience, skills, and insights of patient leaders. WEGO says that this is the world’s largest network of patient leaders, working across almost all health conditions.

The WEGO Health Awards were created to celebrate and empower the patient voice. There are sixteen award categories, and these are the only awards across all conditions and platforms. The idea is to recognize the patient leaders who raise awareness, share information, and support their communities.

Giving voice to what it is like to live with ME is why I started my blog five years ago. Since then, we have witnessed an explosion in ME activism and storytelling. My goal is to support your activism with insider information, analysis, and action. I give you my opinion, and I have also hosted a number of guest posts so that you can hear from your fellow advocates. Occupy ME is about speaking truth to power, and empowering ourselves.

I am honored to be nominated for the third time! I was a nominee in 2015 and a finalist in 2014. Now I hope you will help endorse me for the Best In Show Blog award. The top three nominees with the most endorsements will become finalists, and two additional finalists will be selected by the judges. Here’s how you can help:

Click here to go to my WEGO Health Awards profile and click endorse under my photo. Voting is open until September 1st, and the winners will be announced in mid-October.

So if you like what I do here at Occupy ME, or if you have ever used my writing in your own advocacy, please endorse me for the award. And while you are at it, endorse Tom Kindlon for Best in Show: Twitter. This is all about raising the profile of ME in health advocacy!

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15 Responses to Best In Show Blog

  1. Janet Berkofsky says:

    Hello and congrats. I am currently striving to be such an advocate or close to it. I am hoping to become some sort of mobile unit. It is going slowly, obviously, as you know due to my health. But also because of funding. I would appreciate if you could help by making a donation and/or sharing my husband’s campaign. You can find it at I will be following you and your blog to continue to educate myself, so that I can feel comfortable educating others.

  2. Nita Thatcher says:

    Congratulations for the nomination! A well deserved honor!

  3. Denise says:

    (And Tom K also!)
    Thank you for all that you do!

  4. Laurie P says:

    Yay, Jennie! I’m so happy for you and grateful for all of the outstanding and inspiring work you do for us. It’s nice to read such good news today!

    Congratulations to Tom too!

  5. Chris Heppner says:

    Congratulations, and thanks again for all you do to help us!

  6. sofia says:

    Congratulations , and thank’s for all your work . You are the voice for all of us , who can’t speak for ourselves , who can’t attend all the important events, and to sick to fight .

  7. Pat Mayer says:

    Congratulations and many thanks for making things understandable for me.

  8. Billie Moore says:

    Done! I can’t imagine a more informative yet concise blog. Much of the detailed information I get about government actions I get from your blog, Jennie. And you are the queen of FOIA requests and a bulldog going after the responses!

  9. N says:

    I just endorsed you. You do an incredible job despite a debilitating illness. Thanks for sharing your voice. Your blog matters.

  10. Rivka says:

    Will do! You and Tom.


  11. Anna says:

    Happy to endorse you! Thanks for taking the time and effort to write your remarkable blog.

  12. Jan says:

    Done! Congratulations on your nomination and a big “thank you” for all you do!!

  13. Linda Wiesner says:

    Done and done! Congrats and fingers crossed!


  14. Janet says:

    You and Tom both so deserve this! You have been amazing and wonderful! I’ve endorsed you both and posted on fb and twitter!

  15. Kathy D. says:

    Absolutely. Will do.

    You and Tom deserve the WEGO Health Awards — that and more!

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