Baldie of Baldie's Blog; Patient Advocate/Activist; RN
Hillary St.Pierre received her BSN in nursing, practicing as a critical care and emergency department registered nurse and researching the differences in health care among social classes in Harlem prior to her diagnosis with Hodgkin's disease in 2006 at the age of 23. She has chronicled her battle with cancer and health care on her blog, baldiesblog.blogspot.com, which was listed by The American Cancer Society among The Top Ten for patient-written cancer resources, and written Z and the Cancer Meanie, a children's book that follows a family of lion's through a battle with cancer, answering common questions along the way. As a Professional Patient she has advocated with The American Cancer Society, Citizens Health Alliance, and Working Families Win. She has contributed politically as the consumer member of the Board of Director's for New Hampshire Department of Health's Health Information Exchange, working towards creating an electronic medical record system that includes communication capabilities. She is a lifelong New England resident, wife and mom. Hillary continues to battle lymphoma alongside fighting for improvements in healthcare.