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.
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SOCIALS & WEBSITES
I love reading, specifically non-fiction! Memoirs and essay collections are my favorite.
I always carry a notebook and my favorite pen with me - I never know when the poetry inspo will hit!
I love building and collecting Legos, especially sets from their botanical collection!
why i advocate
What motivated me to begin advocating for chronic mental and physical disabilities was my own lived experience with these illnesses. I wanted to learn to not only raise my voice for myself as I navigated these health struggles, but more importantly, I wanted to speak up for others going through similar struggles with their health as well.
Hi y'all! My name is Micah (she/her/hers). I'm 23, and currently reside along the gulf coast. I'm a college student majoring in English with a minor in psychology. My chronic illness symptoms began at a young age, but I wasn't officially met with proper diagnoses or care until the summer of 2019 when I was finally diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome after years and years of brushed off symptoms. This was just the beginning of my chronic illness journey, as I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Migraine, along with Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Panic Disorder, and Psychosis, too. Getting diagnosed with POTS and my other illnesses since 2019 changed the trajectory of my life. I had great plans and dreams at the time that were no longer attainable with my health the way it was. Despite this, however, I now know I'm able to and am going to build a beautiful life for myself. Although it will certainly look different than originally planned, my life will still be a life of fulfillment and joy. On days I'm struggling, I try to remember that my current sufferings aren't greater than the joy that's coming, or that I'm greater than my highs and my lows. These personally help me to keep things into perspective, and help me remember that while I'm trudging through a valley at that period in time, I will soon be on the mountain's peak taking in the more beautiful views life has to offer.