Meet 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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:

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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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    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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    Kimberly Hooks

    Georgia

    Place of Living:

    Ulcerative Colitis (2009)

    Diagnosis/Year:

    Gardening and Cycling

    Favorite Hobby:

    Creative and Resilient 

    Two words that describe my personality:

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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.

Be an Ambassador

 
 
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What

does an Ambassador do?

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  • 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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Sign up!

 

Color of Crohn's & Chronic Illness is a 501(c)(3) Registered Organization

 

9103 Woodmore Center Dr.

Suite 2004

Glenarden, MD 20706

 

Email: info@cocci.org

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