WEGO Health is holding their 9th Annual Awards Ceremony where they recognize Patient Leaders for their advocacy with chronic illness and disability.
I am so honored to be nominated in Multiple Categories for my Advocacy and Activism with Multiple Sclerosis. This will be my very first nomination in the MS and Disability Community. I am so blessed to read so many beautiful nominations and need your help to continue climbing the leaderboard.
I have been nominated in the following categories:
* Advocating for Another
*Best in Show- Facebook
*Best in Show- Instagram
*Best Kept Secret
*Hilarious Patient Leader
*Rookie of the Year
Make sure to please support other nominees as well! This is such an honor for all of us!
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Brittany, better known to the world as “A Hot MS,” was diagnosed with SPMS in September of 2019. She says, “I knew that my purpose on earth was being screamed at me the second I was diagnosed. Of course, I cried. I ugly cried. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I fell into a funk for about 2 weeks. It was hard. I was learning so much about my body and why it did the crazy things it did. I was figuring out how to manage everything at once.” Brittany flew in to advocate mode not long after hearing she had multiple sclerosis.
She runs a successful Instagram page where she connects with others living with MS, as well as other chronic illnesses and inspires her followers to live within positivity. She regularly shares clips of performances of her original songs, as well as positive sayings and notes from a chronically ill woman focussing on her abilities, rather than her disabilities. In addition to being a talented singer and performer, Brittany uses fashion and creativity to connect with her peers. She has personalized and customized all mobility aids that she uses to continue living her active lifestyle.
She says, “When I was told I should use a cane I knew it wasn’t going to be some aluminum get up from CVS next to the enema aisle, I wanted to make it a fashion statement. And that’s what I did. I strive to one day be on the cover of some sort of fashion publication sporting a mobility aid. I think we should all be given that chance to change how disability is viewed. It doesn’t mean I’m going to stop wearing leather or red lipstick. It means I’m going to double up my leather and rock it WITH my leopard walking cane or my AFO which I had customized with iridescent glitter.”
Brittany never imagined the type of support she would receive from being honest and sharing her experiences through social media. Connecting with others living with MS has given her the ability to embrace her entire self. If you would like to learn more about Brittany or “A Hot MS,” make sure to visit her page @ahotms.
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Shift.ms is the social network for people with multiple sclerosis. Founded by MSers, for MSers, the charity supports many thousands of recently diagnosed people across the world as they make sense of MS.
At Shift.ms they believe that MS doesn’t mean giving up on ambitions, just rethinking how to achieve them.
"When you have MS, people without MS won't understand what you're going through. Brittany (A Hot MS) and I discuss what it means to write your own story and explained her version of my MS story."
MS4MS is a non profit organization and sports oriented NPO with the mission to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. I was blessed to be able to share my story with their readers. To read the article please click the link below on Changing the Stigma of Disability Looks Like. www.ms4ms.
MS4MS can be found on IG @ms_4_ms
I had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Wayne Phimister from The University of British Columbia.
Check out his podcast on Itunes "21st Century Pain Solutions" and listen to our discussion on MS and chronic pain.
Song- THERE'S ALWAYS TIME Lyrics- A Hot MS- "Brittany Quiroz" Music- Kristen Spath
"What VS. Who"
Thank you to Claiming Disability Inc for their voice in the world of disability and for their continuing advocacy for change.
Please make sure to check out Claiming Disability Inc on IG:
Check out what "A Hot MS" has to say about how music has the capability to heal.
"THE MIGHTY" had asked her to do a LIVE FB Feed on the subject and share some original music! Check it out!
TeamUP is a world-wide collective of people fighting back against mobility challenges. From a cancer survivor and three-time Paralympic medalist to a grandmother who loves to golf, TeamUP members represent a wide array of conditions and challenges, including Foot Drop, Charcot Marie Tooth, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, FSHD, Dystonia, Multiple Sclerosis and more.
Make sure to check out their website at www.getbackuptoday.com to read the whole story!
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Wendy Garrett contacted me to speak with me over a Live IG Interview. It was such a wonderful conversation I wanted to share it with you!
Make sure to check out Wendy on IG @wendygbird22
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We believe there’s no better guide than someone who has walked in our shoes and that intimate, revealing personal stories can inspire positive, sometimes lifesaving, health changes: at home, at the doctor’s office, at work, and in our communities."
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