Fight Like A Warrior's Ambassador Program was launched in January 2022 and has introduced a new cohort each year since then. Ambassadors are from around the world, have various conditions, are at different parts of their own chronic illness journeys, and come from all walks of life. They represent the diversity that can be found throughout the chronic illness community. Each ambassador was chosen because of their commitment and passion for advocacy, as well as our shared vision in supporting those battling chronic health conditions.
Our goal with the Ambassador Program is to uplift the voices of positive, influential advocates within the chronic illness community. Fight Like A Warrior provides our ambassadors with the opportunity to express their thoughts and experiences on a variety of topics through our shared platforms. With this collaboration we aim to give them the agency to authentically connect with those affected by chronic illness and allies, alike.
Applications for our Ambassador Program are currently closed, but reopen yearly. If you, or someone you know, are interested in being an ambassador we encourage you look for the announcement of when we're accepting applications on our website, social media, and newsletter. Our Deputy Director of Operations, Valerie Gacula, would be happy to address any further questions/comments. You may reach her at email@example.com.
mEET OUR AMBASSADOR
why i advocate
For the longest time I wasn’t comfortable speaking up for myself, and if I didn’t have others advocating for me I wouldn’t be where I am today. Now I advocate on behalf of those who could use the same support.
While becoming disabled has reshaped my world, I want others to know that you can live a life alongside your disability, coexisting, and still hold onto who you were (and still) are prior to your diagnosis.
SOCIALS & WEBSITES
I know how to play five instruments and I'm currently learning a sixth!
I went to The Savannah College of Art and Design and earned my BFA in Painting.
One summer I was determined to learn Morse Code because of a book series I was reading, and I still remember it to this day!
Annie Grace is a 20-something living and creating outside of Atlanta, Georgia. The content I create focuses on living a life full of color and fun while also living with multiple chronic illnesses and disability. Although a full-time wheelchair user, I don’t let that slow me down, in fact, I’m faster on wheels! Having first hand experience as my own patient advocate, I work with a number of nonprofit organizations in writing for, as well as promoting their work on social media platforms. More recently, I’ve gone on to partner with clothing brands to continue the work of inclusion in all areas of life, including the fashion industry.