Wow, awesome, power, energy, these are all words that 1st come to mind when reflecting on the #healthevoices16 conference in Chicago last weekend.
The weekend started with a get together so we could mingle , followed by dinner and a few speeches. Hearing from Jamie Heywood the CEO from patientslikeme.com really blew me away. The picture i submitted for our list of attendees had me wearing my patientslikeme shirt. I had no idea he was going to be there, such an awesome guy!
Next… classes all day Saturday. I walked into a class first thing (didnt have the schedule i had picked) and it happened to be a video class taught by @imstilljosh Josh is an HIV activist who injects humor into everything. AWESOME class. The rest of Saturday was more classes and i wont bore you with details but i was in awe for the WHOLE conference. So many people (90+ volunteers) that are all fighting for their cause, you could feel the energy in the room, if you could have harnessed it, you could probably light something brighter than the sun.
This whole experience was so incredible.