My name is Mea Allman, the Founded KUOMagazine's Ribbons of Survivors 365, which was launched in 2014. I am a 21-year Breast Cancer Survivor (Click To Read My Story). As an Health Advocate & Certificated Life/Health & Nutrition Coach, my mission to bring awareness about various causes such as; Cancers, Bullying, Domestic Violence, Lupus, Sickle Cell and many more by sharing inspiring stories of courage, hope of our ambassadors. All year long we continue to celebrate & honor individuals that have overcame or continue to battle chronic illnesses/conditions. These men & women stand in their TRUTH, in their CULTURE, and in all that they do as STRONG WARRIORS! Hear them Roar!!! Below, meet our many Ribbons of Survivors 365 Ambassadors.
Celebrating at our Annual Ribbons of Survivors 365 event by honoring 6-8 individuals that have overcame or continue to battle chronic illnesses/conditions. These men & women stand in their TRUTH, in their FAITH, and in all that they do as STRONG WARRIORS! Hear them Roar!!! Below, meet our many Ribbons of Survivors 365 Ambassadors!
Our Anti-Bully Ambassadors Ribbons of Survivors Ambassadors 365
Bullying is the use of force, coercion, or threat, to abuse, aggressively dominate or intimidate. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception (by the bully or by others) of an imbalance of physical or social power. This imbalance distinguishes bullying from conflict. Bullying is a subcategory of aggressive behavior characterized by the following three minimum criteria: (1) hostile intent, (2) imbalance of power, and (3) repetition over a period of time. Bullying is the activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another individual, physically, mentally, or emotionally. More information about types of Bullying, warning signs, please visit https://www.stopbullying.gov/bullying/what-is-bullying
Our Autism Ribbons of Survivors Ambassadors 365
Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents often notice signs during the first three years of their child's life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism experience worsening in their communication and social skills after reaching developmental milestones at a normal pace. Autism spectrum, also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a range of mental disorders of the neurodevelopmental type. It includes autism and Asperger syndrome. Individuals on the autistic spectrum often experience difficulties with social communication and interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Symptoms are typically recognized between one and two years of age. Long-term problems may include difficulties in performing daily tasks, creating and keeping relationships, and maintaining a job. More information, please visit https://nationalautismassociation.org
Our Cancer Ribbons of Survivors Ambassadors 365
Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the world. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment. More information on various types of cancer, please visit https://www.cancer.org/cancer.html. More information on Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2019-2020
Our Domestic Violence Ambassadors Ribbons of Survivors Ambassadors 365
Domestic Violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other. More information, please visit https://ncadv.org
Our Greaves Disease, Lupus Ribbons of Survivors Ambassadors 365
Graves' Disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Although a number of disorders may result in hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease is a common cause. Thyroid hormones affect many body systems, so signs and symptoms of Graves' disease can be wide ranging. Although Graves' disease may affect anyone, it's more common among women and in people younger than age 40. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Information caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus. More information, please visit https://www.mayoclinic.org
Lung & Sickle Cell Ribbons of Survivors Ambassadors 365
A special thank you to our dear friend Carla Lewis, Founder of Kids Conquering Sickle Cell Disease Foundation (Kids Conquering Sickle Cell Disease Foundation is a nonprofit 501c 3 organization dedicated to provide awareness, education and support services to our community impacted by sickle cell and other life threatening blood disorders.), started in 2004 as a support group at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital established by Carla. September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Thank you for sharing these Sickle Cell Warriors with our Ribbons of Survivors 365. More information, please visit http://kidsconqueringscd.org
Air Force, Army, Navy Veterans Ribbons of Survivors Ambassadors 365
On behalf of KUOMagazine.com we want to say a special thank you to all the Military Soldiers, Personnel and Retired Veterans for your bravery and service your country.