Chris Trondsen

Chris Trondsen

Chris Trondsen Adversity: Has battled Body Dysmorphic Disorder and OCD Advocacy: Shares his OCD story and helps run OCD support groups “Helping others keeps me on my toes. I can’t talk about, ‘Hey, you should not give into your obsessions’ and then turn around and...
Liz McIngvale

Liz McIngvale

Liz McIngvale Adversity: Diagnosed with severe OCD in her teens Advocacy: Created Peace of Mind Foundation to support others with OCD “When you hear one person say you’ve changed their life, it makes you forget all the hard times involved.” Liz McIngvale never wanted...
Kevin Putman

Kevin Putman

Kevin Putman Adversity: Became debilitated by OCD in 2010 Advocacy: Started a grassroots movement to raise OCD awareness “It really makes me tick inside to know that what Im doing is helping other people. And it also keeps me close to OCD. It keeps me wanting to...
Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell Adversity: Battled severe and debilitating OCD Advocacy: Became a national spokesman for OCD and cofounded A2A “For me, adversity-driven advocacy offers the ultimate Greater Good motivation: through service to others, I get a sense of purpose that...
Patti Lowery

Patti Lowery

Patti Lowery Adversity: Son and daughter both have OCD Advocacy: Co-founded Adversity 2 Advocacy and provides support for parents of children with OCD “When I see that I’ve helped someone it just lifts my spirits. I feel like I now have a focus in life, a destiny,...