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how it all started
a letter from mighty well founder, emily levy:
Mighty Well® was born of necessity... mine!
During my sophomore year of college, I was diagnosed with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. When I had my first PICC line put in, I was told to protect it by wearing a cut-off sock, sleeve-like, on my arm. I’m sorry…what? A sock? On my arm? In public? Like…on dates? A SOCK?! And I wondered: How was this ever going to fit into the carefree, collegiate lifestyle I’d imagined for myself? How could I be me this way? What had I become? And how would I possibly flirt with that adorable hockey player in my 8 am finance class?!
As soon as I had that sock on my arm, I saw the irony: Intended to protect and conceal this critical piece of my treatment, instead it fixated on my illness and disregarded what was left of my wellness. It silently urged me to define myself as sick, and tempted me to hide instead of getting out there and doing the things that made me feel like me, the things that make a life. Like flirting with that adorable hockey player!
In those days PICC nurses had little else to offer, so I became obsessed with finding a solution that looked and felt fabulous and wouldn’t come between me and my lifestyle. Thus the PICCPerfect® PICC line protector was born — but we quickly realized we could improve so many more lives by creating additional products designed around the same set of values. So today, we are Mighty Well® — a growing line of medical accessories that put strength, confidence, and mobility back into the toolkit for spoonies and anyone else coping with a health setback.
It’s simple: Our dreams and ambitions are just as big as they were before our diagnoses. And if we’re going to conquer the world we need uncompromising style and comfort — and the power to do treatments easily, discreetly, and on the fly. Nothing powers physical healing like feeling like you, so get out there and do your thing. You are not a diagnosis — you’re Mighty Well®!
Here’s to your health,
co-founder & ceo
I am an award-winning social impact entrepreneur and keynote speaker who is passionate about advocating for the patient perspective in healthcare. I am a former Innovation Catalyst at Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Community Manager at Veems, an app based in Israel.
My Friend in the Fight: My 12-year-old sister, Tess, who was born with a hemangioma and had 16 surgeries before she was 2. Today, she is a feisty and fierce soccer player!
Ask me about: Speaking engagements, investment opportunities, and the future of the Mighty Well brand at email@example.com
maria del mar gomez
Since moving to Boston from Santo Domingo in 2012, I have immersed myself in the health and wellness industry after seeing family members and my closest friends struggle with illness.
After graduating from Babson College with dual concentrations in TED and Environmental Sustainability, going through award-winning accelerators with Mighty Well, such as MassChallenge, and consulting in San Francisco, I have become a passionate advocate for business as a means for social change both for women and minorities.
My Friend in the Fight: My aunt who is a Crohn's Warrior.
Ask me about: Mighty Well in English or Spanish at firstname.lastname@example.org
the rest of our mighty team
lead digital strategist
managed digital strategy for the fenway sports group
editor-in-chief of showstopper magazine and founder of mecca creative co.
content and community manager
writer, educator, and health advocate | friend in the fight to family members with EDS/POTS/MCAS
multipotentialite, patient, and mighty well enthusiast
customer service rep
extensive customer service experience and friend in the fight to family members with diabetes
friend in the fight to those with lyme/autoimmune encephalitis/cancer.
sourcing and project manager
experienced in merchandising and vendor sourcing
director of clinical marketing
over 30 years of healthcare industry experience, primarily in sales and executive global marketing roles
chief strategy officer
former president and ceo of ralph lauren footwear, former senior vice president at reebok, and current board member at boston children's hospital
director of b2b medical sales and strategy
former cmo of medline industries
business development advisor
director, human capital at parthenon capital partners
media and investment advisor
founder and ceo at pantegrion; recurring panelist on cnbc & msnbc
executive director at morgan stanley & co, llc
community monetization and digital content advisor
cfo at bustle digital group
dr. gregory schears
healthcare and clinical study advisor
consultant at the mayo clinic
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