Kate Sheridan is a patient empowerment advocate and speaker studying Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. Ms. Sheridan is also a chronic patient who survived a challenging journey through middle and high school battling a combination of complex chronic conditions. After losing the ability to read or play sports, Ms. Sheridan learned multiple coping skills to manage her symptoms, communicate effectively with her providers and to self-manage her medical conditions. She created an art portfolio telling the story of her recovery.
Her experience as a pediatric chronic patient inspired Kate to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and then to pursue a degree in health administration with a long term goal to increase patient empowerment and improve patient outcomes.