Every patient has a story. This is the core belief that inspired the creation of “I’m Not Average,” an online campaign committed to sharing stories of hope in the face of illness thanks – in part – to innovative treatments and modern medicines.
Join the online “I’m Not Average” community on Facebook and Twitter, and show your support for those that embody strength during hardship. Whether you are a patient yourself like 9-year-old Ellie, a caregiver like Diane, or a general supporter, we hope that this community serves as a vehicle for inspiration and encouragement for those that need it.
I’m Not Average Facebook: facebook.com/ImNotAverageStories
I’m Not Average Twitter: twitter.com/ImNotAvg
“I’m Not Average” reminds us that every patient is unique, and has reason to remain hopeful for the future thanks in part to incredible innovations in medicine. We encourage you to share your personal experience with others and to read the inspiring stories that have already been contributed.
Ieva M. Augstums Ieva (YEH-vuh), Deputy Vice President of Public Affairs, joined PhRMA in 2014 and now oversees all branding and paid advertising, including PhRMA’s national multi-year GOBOLDLY campaign. She reported on the 2008 financial crisis and other financial market news during ten years as a journalist at the Dallas Morning News and the Associated Press, then directed national campaigns at a Washington-based strategic communications and brand consulting firm. A native Nebraskan, Ieva is a proud mother of two, dreams of opening a paperie and never passes up an opportunity to lace up for a rave run.