Mariah Zebrowski Leach and Chantelle Marcial explain how they became patient advocates and why the patient voice is important to shaping our health care system.
“Reach out,” Chantelle, a patient advocate with Global Healthy Living Foundation, encourages newly diagnosed patients. “Find these groups. Find other people that can help you along in your journey.”
Mariah, who started writing as a way to cope, now maintains an award-winning personal blog about her life with rheumatoid arthritis.