Thank You for Your Support! Update on WEGO Awards

Just wanted to thank you all!  I am overwhelmed by everyone’s support with this year’s WEGO Health Activist Awards.  

Thank you for making me a Finalist!
Thank you for making me a Finalist!

Last year, I was nominated in two categories and I was a Finalist in both: Best in Show: Blog and Health Activist Hero.  This year, readers nominated me in four categories (Best in Show Blog, Health Activist Hero, Hilarious Health Activist, and Best in Show Facebook).  You voted for me too (during the voting portion of the competition).  I am happy to announce that I am a Finalist in two categories: Hilarious Health Activist and Hero. 

Yeah, I'm a Finalist!
Yeah, I’m a Finalist!

Tomorrow, WEGO is hosting awards ceremonies online on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +; you can join us. The winner of Hilarious Health Activist is being announced at 3:20 pm EST and the winner of Health Activist Hero will be announced at 4 pm EST.  Below, you can see a chart of the awards ceremonies tomorrow that WEGO is hosting.

Join Us on Twitter

On Twitter, you can follow me at: https://twitter.com/JessicaGimeno

You can also follow WEGO Health at: https://twitter.com/wegohealth

People tweeting the awards will be using #HAAwards

Join Us on Facebook

You can follow WEGO Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegohealth

Of course, Fashionably ill is on Facebook.  You can meet other readers who bravely fight a variety of illnesses there:

https://www.facebook.com/fashionablyill

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You can follow me on Google + by clicking here.

You can follow WEGO Health by clicking here.

I've Enjoyed Laughing With You
I’ve Enjoyed Laughing With You

Thank You!

Whatever happens tomorrow, I want to thank you for reading my blog, sharing it, and supporting me!  Meeting many of you, be it online or visiting some of you in the hospital, has been quite a journey these past three years.  Below, are a few quotes from readers who nominated me.  (You can read the rest here on WEGO’s website.)

“Jessica is a wonderful & caring activist for those of us that suffer from chronic illness (which she also does). She not only covers one specific illness but reaches to encompass the full gamut. She genuinely shares her personal ups and downs along with those of other sufferers, and highlights uplifting advice on how to make it through each day.”

–Heather

 “I am nominating Jessica Gimeno for Best in Show Blog because, as a warrior who stands strong against 4 illnesses, she speaks to the heart of living with adversity while rising above. Many times I have read her blog and have been encouraged to be strong and hold on. Jessica is a beautiful young woman that exemplifies what it means to be a champion.” –Kathie

I read the Fashionably ill article on the church and mental illness myths, and the more I look back on my own life,The more I see I may have symptoms myself!! Now, I will see what getting diagnosed entails. I appreciate the advice. It’s good to know someone understands this and doesn’t judge me! To find someone who understands these days is rare!” –Anonymous

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno

JessicaGimeno

Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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