This summer, we introduced the Mighty Well Ambassador Program. A program that gives our Friends in the Fight the tools they need to share their stories, let their voices be heard, and speak with other patients how Mighty Well products turn sickness into strength. This community of ambassadors is growing every day, with new and brave warriors stepping up to raise awareness and change the narrative of what it means to live with illness and disability.
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Get to Know Our Ambassadors
Each month, we’ll be sharing stories from our Mighty Well Ambassadors so that you can get to know them. Today, we’re happy to introduce you to four of our newest Friends in the Fight: Abby Brown (@veggie_dancer_recovering), Marisa Bozarth (@autoimmusical) Hannah Kelley (@hannah_kelley), and Julie Drake-Putnam (@LyminLyfe).
Abby lives with gastroparesis, POTS, SVT, MVP, hEDS, SMAS, Crohn’s Disease, thalassemia, raynauds, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. But despite her many health struggles, she continues to fight. “Don’t let anyone bring you down and tell you you can’t do something because you’re sick,” she says. “Say you can not you can’t because you CAN do anything you set your mind to! Follow your heart and your dreams and don’t give up. It may take a little longer than if you weren’t struggling with chronic illness but you’ll get there and it will be worth it.”
Abby uses the Mighty Pack to help manage her treatment day to day.
“My Mighty Well backpack is the best gift I’ve ever received! I can use it for my TPN and IV fluids at the same time and still have plenty of space to put medical supplies in. I even added some cute pins to dazzle it!”
“I am a 28 year old music teacher and longtime chronic illness warrior,” Marisa says. “I live in Dallas, TX with my husband Chuck and our cat Splenda (whose name was initially “Sugar” but she obviously needed a name change since I have Type 1 Diabetes).”
Through her journey with Type 1 Diabetes, Marisa has found great support in the Mighty Well community.
It’s so encouraging to learn about fellow chronic illness warriors, and to see what amazing steps Mighty Well is taking to improve the quality of life of those who are suffering.
Hannah was diagnosed with hEDS and POTS in February 2019 after actively searching for a diagnosis for over 10 years. “My experience having chronic illnesses has been a roller coaster: full of ups and downs,” Hannah told us. “It is difficult to keep up with my peers at times and hard to explain why I am always seeing a doctor over a break from school. These illnesses have also shown me how strong I am. I had an extensive shoulder surgery and took two summer classes while recovering and got great grades in both classes. Though hEDS is tough, I am tougher.”
Hannah loves how Mighty Well Products like the Mighty MedPlanner help her stay organized.
Mighty Well products have helped me stay organized and help me on
days when brain fog causes me to forget medications. Mighty Well
products are made with people with chronic illnesses in mind, so they
are actually effective in being accessible to everyone and helpful in
every way possible.
Julie was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2017 and has subsequently been diagnosed with POTS and a number of other tick-borne diseases. Though she says her fight against Lyme and tick-borne disease has been challenging and isolating, she also says community has helped her stay strong. “I am
so grateful for the online chronic illness community where I have found so much support. It’s nice to know I am not alone and I find it healing to be able to help others. We are in this fight together.”
Julie has used the Mighty Well PICCPerfect PICC line cover to support her during her treatment for Lyme disease.
I love my PICCPerfect PICC line cover and the fact that it keeps the tubing off my skin. Living with a PICC line can be difficult, it’s nice to have products that make it a little more comfortable!