Become an Ambassador

Our Ambassadors

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Raj Moodley

South Africa

Place of Living:

Ulcerative Colitis (2011)

Diagnosis/Year:

I love to Read

Favorite Hobby:

Multipotentialite, Creative

Two words that describe my personality:

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Nicijia ‘Cijia’ Pierce

Georgia

Place of Living:

Crohn’s

(June 2016)

Diagnosis/Year:

Making candles and Growing my business

Favorite Hobby:

Outgoing, Resilient

Two words that describe my personality:

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Tasha Stewart

Ohio

Place of Living:

Crohn’s Colitis (2004)

Diagnosis/Year:

Watching YouTube videos and Shopping

Favorite Hobby:

Kind, Likeable

Two words that describe my personality:

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Renika Wood

North Carolina

Place of Living:

Ulcerative Colitis (2011) and officially diagnosed with Crohn’s (2015)

Diagnosis/Year:

I love to listen to Reggae music and Thrift shop

Favorite Hobby:

Adaptable, Magnetic

Two words that describe my personality:

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Latonia Ward

Mississippi

Place of Living:

Ulcerative Colitis (1993)

Diagnosis/Year:

Spending time with my dog Uno

Favorite Hobby:

Honest, Compassionate

Two words that describe my personality:

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Janelle ‘Jaye’ Morgan

New York

Place of Living:

Crohn’s (July 2020)

Diagnosis/Year:

Anything that involves creating - Painting, YouTube, Brainstorming new ideas

Favorite Hobby:

Creative, Quirky

Two words that describe my personality:

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Winter Williams

DMV

Place of Living:

Ulcerative Colitis (2001)

Diagnosis/Year:

Traveling

Favorite Hobby:

Friendly, Ambitious

Two words that describe my personality:

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Carlos Cabrera

Virginia

Place of Living:

Ulcerative Colitis (April 2018)

Diagnosis/Year:

Playing video games and Fitness

Favorite Hobby:

Real, Chill

Two words that describe my personality:

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Ana Hester

Maryland

Place of Living:

Crohn’s (2010)

Diagnosis/Year:

Hiking and Traveling

Favorite Hobby:

Fun, Practical

Two words that describe my personality:

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Nicole R. Watson

Maryland

Place of Living:

Crohn’s Colitis (1996)

Diagnosis/Year:

Any form of Art

Favorite Hobby:

Compassionate, Resilient

Two words that describe my personality:

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Marquis R. Ellison

New York City

Place of Living:

Crohn’s

(2009)

Diagnosis/Year:

Dancing, Fitness

Favorite Hobby:

Silly, Compassionate

Two words that describe my personality:

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Sarina Irizarry

California

Place of Living:

Ulcerative Colitis (2014)

Diagnosis/Year:

Live music, singing, dancing, being in nature

Favorite Hobby:

Genuine,

Laid-back

Two words that describe my personality:

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Porche Hughes

North Carolina

Place of Living:

Crohn’s (2015)

Diagnosis/Year:

 I like to Handcraft goods made of resin

Favorite Hobby:

Generous,

Full of energy

Two words that describe my personality:

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Emmeline Olson

Texas

Place of Living:

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (1996) / Crohn’s (2006)

Diagnosis/Year:

Training for 3rd-degree Black belt in Korean Martial Art Mu Sool Won & Crafting

Favorite Hobby:

Empathy,

Resilient

Two words that describe my personality:

Be an Ambassador

An ambassador is an enthusiastic and dedicated chronic illness patient or professional, or the family member of a chronic illness patient, who is interested in sharing his or her time and expertise to help elevate awareness for chronic illnesses. As an ambassador you are passionate about our cause and committed to keeping abreast of new, relevant issues that may impact the community. 

 

The goal of the Ambassador Board is to engage patients and healthcare professionals in raising awareness about chronic illnesses within their communities and among their social networks.

  • Post on your social media page (FB or Twitter) once a month

  • Share COCCI’s Facebook or Instagram posts twice a month

  • Be willing to be interviewed once a year about your condition

  • Add "COCCI Ambassador Board Member" to your email signature

  • Be willing to participate in a photoshoot/video once a year for COCCI

  • Participate in 1 fundraising activity to seek contributions of time, money and/or in-kind support from individuals and corporate partners

  • Ambassadors will be displayed on our website with their photo, condition, and year of diagnosis

  • Be willing to lead a virtual support group 1 time a year:

    • Topics will be given to the Ambassador 1 month prior

    • We will do our best to pair Ambassador with a medical professional (this is when the topic is medical)

    • Tools will be provided to Ambassador for conversation leadership

  • Be willing to be a voice for the community, explaining why this community is relevant and necessary.

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Glenarden, MD 20706

 

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