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ambassador program

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



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  • I have two dogs: a five year old Labrador Retriever and a Cocker Spaniel puppy.

  • I have a nephew that I love spending time with!

  • I am currently at university studying for a degree in Community Health and Wellbeing.

why i advocvate

Because I often feel people with disabilities are forgotten about or not given the same opportunities, and this is unfair. I strongly believe we are here to “live and not just survive” each day.


I’m Shannon, I have multiple chronic illnesses and continue to develop more due to my steroid medication.


My first diagnosis was chronic/uncontrolled asthma and then later I was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency and osteopenia.

More recently I’ve developed IgA kidney disease. Despite all these challenges I’m currently studying at university to help others who may be experiencing physical or mental health

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