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Live on Blab: Finding Work-Life Balance with Chronic Disease #patientchat

May 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We’ll be continuing the conversation from Friday’s Patient Chat on Finding Work-Life Balance the following Sunday on Blab.


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Our panelists will be:

Martin Lemieux
Martin Lemieux
Martin R. Lemieux is a patient care advocate and rare disease ambassador. Martin has suffered for over 23 years with multiple rare vascular diseases, including; Factor V Leiden (Blood Clotting Hereditary Illness), Livedoid Vasculopathy, Chronic Venous Ulcers and PTS (Post Thrombotic Syndrome).Martin is currently the Patient Ambassador for Thrombosis Canada and also the Founder & President of Clots Matter (www.ClotsMatter.ca) – Building Canadian Patient Advocates, One Clot Story at a Time.You can reach Martin online through Twitter using @martin_lemieux or @ClotsMatter.
Richard Kreis

Richard Kreis
Richard is a tri-fecta caregiver. He cares for his mother with heart and lung issues, co-cares for his brother in-law who lives with him and his wife and is dealing with epilepsy, and is also a patient himself suffering from chronic back pain. Richard blogs about the issues he runs into in the health care system and how to deal with them using humor on his site, PickYourPain.org. His tag line is “Pain without Humor is just Painful.” Follow him on Twitter at @kreisr1

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Julie Cerrone
Julie is an American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certified Holistic Health Coach, ePatient Advocate, doTerra Wellness Advocate, speaker and spoonie blogger thriving with psoriatic arthritis, avascular necrosis of the femur, complex regional pain syndrome and has battled melanoma, depression and anxiety. Using her personal mantra ‘it’s just a bad day, not a bad life’, she started itsjustabadday.com, which was named one of the top 5 psoriatic arthritis blogs by EverydayHealth.com. Staying busy is a way of life for Julie. Some of her accomplishments and activities include: 2014 Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar, current mentor for the National Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Foundation, current member of the Advocacy and Mission Committee for Arthritis Foundation, active participant in WEGO Health projects, passionate member of the IRT Digital Activist Team, current coach of nutrition and wellness classes at the Avani Institute in McMurray, PA and excited member of the Intake.me Patient Advisory Board. Follow her on Twitter at @justagoodlife


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