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Donor Profile: Chronic Boss Collective

Scholarships, grants, and award winners for Chronic Boss Collective's causes.
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Chronic Boss Collective


Donor since Nov, 2021



    Chronic Boss Collective


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Total Donations

Nov, 2021



The Chronic Boss Collective is a membership for ambitious business women living with autoimmune disease designed to help them dream big AND prioritize their health. No trade-offs. As a 3x autoimmune patient, Founder Lilly Stairs is determined to make a difference in the lives of patients and to elevate the voices of fellow chronic bosses!

Letters from winners

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    Shannon Dyson

    Dear Chronic Boss Collective, I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for the scholarship I have been awarded for being an entrepreneur with an autoimmune disease. As someone who has faced numerous challenges due to my health condition, this recognition means the world to me and has given me a renewed sense of motivation and validation. Living with an autoimmune disease has not been easy, but it has taught me the value of resilience and perseverance. Despite the physical and mental challenges I face on a daily basis, I have never let them deter me from pursuing my dreams of entrepreneurship. This scholarship is a testament to the fact that my hard work and determination have not gone unnoticed, and it serves as a reminder to keep pushing forward no matter what obstacles come my way. Furthermore, the financial support provided by this scholarship will undoubtedly make a significant difference in my life as I continue to build my business. It will help alleviate some of the financial burdens that comes with managing a chronic illness while also pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors. This support will allow me to invest in my business and further develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Once again, I am truly grateful for this opportunity and appreciate the belief that the scholarship committee has placed in me. I promise to continue working hard and using this opportunity to make a positive impact in the world of entrepreneurship. Thank you for your generosity and support. Sincerely, Shannon Dyson

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    Taylor Coleman

    Hello, I hope your day is going well. Thank you so so so much for selecting me as a Chronic Boss Scholarship recipient. This will help me so much during graduate school and pursuing my doctorate degree. I will be forever grateful for this. Words cannot express how grateful I am. Thank you!!!

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    Hannah Smith

    I am writing to thank you for the very generous $1,000 scholarship. This award means so much to me and will help me in unbelievable ways to achieve my educational and professional goals. I do not start my graduate studies for another several months, but knowing that I will begin school with some of the financial burden relieved allows me to look forward to my studies even more. By investing in my education, I am confident that the education I gain at Johns Hopkins University will help me help thousands of people also affected by a chronic illness. I cannot thank you enough!

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    Josie Kellaway

    As a winner of the Chronic Boss Collective scholarship, I am so grateful for this award. This scholarship supports my efforts to expand my writing and business at Eterna Studios, as well as to further my social work studies. It pushes me closer to my dreams and the difference I hope to make in the world. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and for the faith you have placed in me. Please know that I am committed to making the most of this award and to someday pay it forward.

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    Calista Bowser

    Thank for for the opportunity to becoming a finalist for your scholarship and the opportunity to tell my story. I find it difficult to express how overwhelming is it to live with chronic illness that requires such extensive medical care. You and your organization provided me an opportunity to speak to people that understand. You understand my day-to-day struggles, as well as those that I will face in the future. Again, I thank you for your generosity and acknowledgment.

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    Samantha Weaver

    Thank you for considering me as a finalist. It truly means a lot to me that somebody appreciates my adversity through the struggle of having an autoimmune disease.

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    Haley Kelly

    Thank you so much for the scholarship. I appreciate you selecting me. This scholarship will help me continue to not let my adversity and chronic ailments to hold me back from pursuing my education and career dreams!!

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    Jessica Guerra

    Being a winner for this scholarship would mean so much to me on behalf of all the women who are living with chronic, embarrassing, debilitating conditions who think they can longer achieve what they used to - or what’s more, reach NEW and BIGGER goals despite having to battle chronic health issues. Every day I raise awareness and share posts on social media, initiate conversations, and do research to keep myself informed on what can be done to manage disease and eventually find a more permanent treatment. I also support advocacy change for equitable and increased access to public bathrooms and healthcare, both in my personal life and at work as a case manager for immigrants seeking care and assistance.

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    Kristen Baker

    Becoming a finalist with this scholarship means more than words to me. I will strive to live up to and accomplish even more in the future studies and education of invisible diseases. The more we learn the more we can help others who get diagnosed with any of these diseases. Thank you for your support and I hope to make you proud!