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What’s Going on in 2017?! 


#WEGOHealthChat – June 13, 2017 1pm ET

This month’s #WEGOHealthChat topic is:
What’s the Fix?, People kicking the hell out of health care

Together let’s discuss how to fix the #whatthehealthcare moments we’ve encountered during our own health journeys.

You can use #whatthehealthcare to share a “what the BEEP moment” in healthcare that you’ve experienced but then we want to discuss your solutions to these problems with #WTFix.

Along with our co-hosts, Gabe Howard, Whitney Petit, Tom Seaman and Kirsten Schultz, we’ll be tackling how to improve healthcare, one fix at a time!

See you there.

#WTFix Conference – June 14, 2017

What is it?
A free, one-day online and in-person conference dedicated to those working from the outside in to change health care for the better – for everyone! You’ll hear from an amazing range of speakers including:

  • A college student who leveraged YouTube to call out a hospital’s terrible patient experience
  • A mom devoted to finding help for her sick child when she was told it wasn’t possible
  • Educators from medical schools who are breaking the mold for the future of health care

That’s not all – we’ll work hard to connect everyone who attends online and in-person to create lasting change.Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in fixing health care is welcome to attend eithervirtually or in-person! We believe our conference speakers and panelists will relate to everyone, but those who may find the most inspiration are people already demanding change: parents, caregivers, patients, patient advocates AND those who can commit to making changes based on what they hear at the event: providers, health system professionals, insurance executives and others inside the health care system.    

What will you gain?
An understanding of how a single person can drive change in health care, real tools to make positive changes and inspiration to start your own change movement! You’ll also connect with an amazing community of fellow attendees that will stay engaged into the future through continued events, a LinkedIn group and Tweet chats!

So, what are you waiting for? Register now!

Featured Articles 


In late December 2016, Whit’s blog “Why I Started Speaking Up about My Epilepsy” was featured on The Mighty website. The Mighty believes in publishing real stories by real people facing real challenges. They firmly believe that having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be isolating. This is a community we can get behind!

Check out the article here Why I Started Speaking Up About My Epilepsy


This January, Whit collaborated with Healthsparq for their #whatthehealthcare campaign. At HealthSparq, their mission is “helping people make smarter health care choices”. People sometimes feel as if they don’t always have choices in health care. They are, more often than not, victims of the system. #whatthehealthcare is for all of us who have had a ridiculous, frustrating, absurd, illogical, funny, or choice-less experience in health care.  Whit discusses how doctors and providers can effectively understand their patients, and not make them feel as if their illness or concerns are invalid. We have a choice!

Check out the article here 3 Tips to Better Understand Your Patient


Interview for

lifescript is a website dedicated to women’s health. The site inspires women to be proactive about their health (and lives) and helps them build a support network of experts and other users.

I was contacted by a journalist who contributes to Lifescript, for an interview about my life with epilepsy, catamenial seizures and Changing Focus. The article is titled “No Hormonal Fluctuations, No Epilepsy Seizures”. You can also find a link to my Women, Hormones..Seizures?! blog inside the article.

Here’s the link below to get you on over to the article!
Click me! “No Hormonal Fluctuations, No Epilepsy Seizures”

Check back often for all things Changing Focus!

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