Do Celebrities With Psoriasis Help the Cause?
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Do Celebrities With Psoriasis Help the Cause?

Patient Advocate Alisha Bridges appreciates hearing about psoriatic disease on a bigger stage — but is it enough to help viewers truly relate?

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Lene Andersen, MSW

Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

Mike Veny

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Mike Veny is one of world’s leading mental health speakers and a high-energy corporate drumming event facilitator.

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