When I started Blood Clot Recovery Network, I had two goals: To share my story and to educate people about blood clots, mostly that they could happen to anyone. I started by writing about what happened to me, and about the things that mattered to me. If my words reached or helped one person, I was happy. In the beginning, I had no idea that my blog would become what it is today: A leading resource for people who are recovering form blood clots. I had no idea how much it would mean to people, or how helpful my personal experience would be. I had no idea that I would be the most widely regarded and recognized blogger in this space.
My work at Blood Clot Recovery Network is far-reaching, and often extends off the pages of this blog. I work tirelessly to raise blood clot awareness, and advocate for people just like me. I often speak to other people who want to make a difference, and help raise awareness about blood clots too. One of the best ways to get started is to share your story. You can share it online, on social media, with your family or friends, or in a written journal. Your story is uniquely yours, and no one else has a story quite like it. You can also share important information about blood clots. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for regular content that you can share on your social media channels.
If awareness and patient advocacy is your passion – or if you’re not sure if it is – explore my resources for information about how you can help make a difference.
Beyond the Blog: Sharing My Blood Clot Story
- Sharing My Patient Journey (Diabetes Sisters Weekend for Women 2017)
- Sharing Success as an Online Health Blogger (HealtheVoices Conference 2017)
- From Make-A-Wish to Making One of My Own Wishes Come True
- Making Connections that Count (HealtheVoices Conference 2016)
- The Power of Patient Connections (HealtheVoices Conference 2015)
Sharing Other People’s Blood Clot Stories
- My Interview about Blood Clot Recovery with NASCAR Champion Brian Vickers
- Raising Awareness with Brian Vickers
- Meeting Brian Vickers
- My Interview with Actor Kevin Nealon
- Your Stories