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Featuring: Jessica Gimeno Health Activist Hero Award Winner! WEGO Health Podcast's Host Shane Schulz interviews Our "Health Activist Hero" Award Winner Jessica Gimeno! Jessica is the founder of "Fashionably Ill" but make no mistake behind all that fashion and beauty is a heart of an advocacy Warrior! Jessica is an educator, an advocate and an inspiration to many who deal with different challenges and struggles of all kinds! in fact, her inspiring TEDx Talk has surpassed 250 thousand views! *update* as of the airing of this show Jessica's TEDx Talk has surpassed 700 thousand views on Youtube! https://youtu.be/njESlZa2b10 Diagnosed at age 18 with Bipolar Disorder Jessica's fight had only begun because shortly after, she learned of her diagnosis of chronic illness and pain. Along with her Bipolar diagnosis, Jessica also battles daily polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, psoriasis, and the neuromuscular autoimmune disease Myasthenia Gravis. But before you start to feel sorry for Jessica you need to listen to how she goes about making her illnesses, her pain and her challenges all have her look like and be like the Champion she is! 2:55 - Jessica shares her unique "fighting style" when it comes to the challenges she faces daily! 5:48 - TEDx Talk can change someone's life in many ways. Jessica shares her experience as a TEDx Talk Speaker! 10:47 - Letting You the audience in on one of her numerous future projects Jessica talks about how she includes her advocacy with her love for fashion! To Learn More about Jessica Gimeno visit the links below! http://jessicagimeno.com/ http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/fashionably-ill-jessica-gimeno-tackles-mental-health-chronic-pain-style-n581261 https://www.facebook.com/jessicalynngimeno https://twitter.com/JessicaGimeno https://instagram.com/jessicagimeno ------------------------------------------------------------ WEGO Health is a network of over 100,000 patient leaders, influencers, and advocates - helping others and transforming healthcare. To learn more, please check out https://www.wegohealth.com To join our WEGO Health Patient Leader Network, create your WEGO Health Account today: https://profiles.wegohealth.com/join Already a part of the WEGO Health Patient Leader Network? Make sure your WEGO Health Account is up to date in order to have access to all of our opportunities: https://profiles.wegohealth.com/login Check out our Blog: https://www.wegohealth.com/blog/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wegohealth Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegohealth Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/761466 Add us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wegohealth/ Follow us on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/wegohealth/ Song Credit: iPain - Hope Is True To learn more about The International Pain Foundation visit: https://powerofpain.org/

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