Although everyday (whether I like it or not), I am reminded what it is like to live with Pemphigus and Pemphigoid, I am fortunate because I have the opportunity to share my story and build relationships.
Recently, the IPPF has welcomed two new Peer Health Coaches to our team, Mei Ling Moore (Los Angeles, CA) and Gloria Gutierrez (Orlando, FL). They both have been providing support for our community members for quite some time so it seemed only natural for them to volunteer as Peer Health Coaches. Both are compassionate listeners who actively participate on the IPPF website and Facebook page, communicate well with those that need support, provide relevant resources designed to improve patient/caregiver issues and make a difference in people’s lives by building long-lasting relationships.
I had the honor of seeing them in action recently at our annual Patient Conference in San Francisco and was amazed at how well they both provided confidence and hope to everyone they spoke with.
Please join me in welcoming Mei Ling and Gloria and feel free to reach out to them for peer advice.
Remember, you always have a “Coach” in your corner!