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I Have Been Nominated for the WEGO Health Awards 2021!

Originally published on 6th June 2021

Last updated on 9th July 2021

I am honoured to say that I have been nominated for the WEGO Health Awards again this year!

Rachel in a Cozy jumper

Receiving nominations for an amazing NINE different awards, they are:

  • Patient Leader Hero
  • Best in Show: Blog (read my blogs here)
  • Best Kept Secret
  • Best in Show: Facebook (see my Facebook page here
  • Best in Show: Community (see my Facebook support group here)
  • Best in Show: Instagram (see my Instagram page here)
  • Best in Show: Twitter  (see my Twitter here)
  • Advocating For Another
  • Healthcare Collaborator
  • Hilarious Patient Leader
  • Rookie of the Year

These awards recognise patient leaders who are making an impact with their advocacy work, especially in the online community. It provides the opportunity for their readers to thank and support the health advocates they follow and find helpful!

Rachel wearing a rainbow dress

As many of you know already, I work nonstop in advocating for better awareness, diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidismHashimoto’s and all its related health conditions and effects to our lives, and when I say that I am passionate about giving thyroid patients a voice and helping as many people as possible, I really do mean it. Thyroid advocacy is my passion.

Keeping authenticity and raw honesty behind my work, I am always open about my own thyroid journey and this is what makes The Invisible Hypothyroidism so unique. I work tirelessly but never get tired of doing what I do.

It’s not always easy to be honest about what we experience with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. It can get ugly and embarrassing at times (constipation, I’m looking at you!) but it’s so worth it for impact it has on others.

I won one of the awards last year which was amazing and really reminded me why I do what I do and why it’s needed in this world. Thyroid patients deserve a voice.

Now, I have been asked by the WEGO Award organisers to turn to my community to ask you to take a second to endorse (vote for) me. 

Endorsements are a way to give nominees a visual show of support and work as ‘votes’. Thousands of people are nominated for these awards but only the top three people with the most votes automatically become finalists. So, by taking a second to vote for me, you’re supporting my nomination for the award, making it more likely that I will then go through as a finalist and have the chance to put thyroid disease in the spotlight.

You have until the end of July to vote for me and it is very important that you vote for me for each of the awards I currently stand for so we have a good chance!

If you have ever found any of my work to be helpful, please consider voting for me.



  1. Go to this link:
  2. Click on one of the thumbs up icons next to an award name.
  3. Select all the awards you wish to endorse me for.
  4. Enter details to verify you’re a real person.
  5. Click the ‘endorse’ button!

Thank you for the ongoing support and allowing me to support you on your thyroid journeys too. It’s great to get thyroid disease in the spotlight!

About Author

Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts and at events about the many aspects thyroid disease affects and how to overcome these. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her bestselling books include "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate" and "You, Me and Hypothyroidism".

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