Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

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Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

I am nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Throughout my nursing career, I continued to strive to advocate for my patients and their families and to provide them with exceptional care. Although advocacy is within the Scope of Practice of Nursing but due to high work dema... Read More

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I am nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Throughout my nursing career, I continued to strive to advocate for my patients and their families and to provide them with exceptional care. Although advocacy is within the Scope of Practice of Nursing but due to high work demands, limited resources, and high patient acuity levels, nurses are often unable to advocate for their patients as our hearts desire to do so.

In 2017, I was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, known as Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD). I suddenly became paraplegic and lost vision in both of my eyes in a matter of days. It was then that I quickly realized what it was like to be a patient on the other end of the spectrum. I was at the complete mercy of multiple medical providers at various fast-paced hospitals and rehabilitation centers. My years of knowledge as a provider was of some use but it didn’t take the place of feeling alone, vulnerable, and quite often as if my voice concerning my health and well-being was of no value. 

It was overwhelming and scary! I was fortunate to have access to healthcare and services but the rapid pace and day-to-day changes with my health condition and receiving care from different healthcare providers, resulted in me feeling helpless and lost! Yes, here I am, a healthcare provider with years of experience, found it extremely difficult to bridge the gaps concerning my own care. 

I couldn’t prevent the mistakes concerning my medications when I was moved from one healthcare facility or unit to another, the gaps in my care concerning the details of my treatment plan and needs that sometimes didn’t cross over, and sometimes the lack of empathy among some health care providers who just simply couldn’t understand the extent of my suffering and pain. 

I remember on more than one occasion when I refused certain medications or treatments because they actually caused me more pain, or worsened my condition and how I was quickly labeled as the “non-compliant patient.” There came a time during my journey when I couldn’t advocate for myself. I was deathly ill!  I needed someone to be that voice for me! I needed someone to advocate for me! My family was overwhelmed with the sudden changes in health and illness and they simply couldn’t be that voice. I found that they too needed someone to advocate for them.

My life has forever changed as a result of having a chronic disease, and my health and well-being greatly depends upon ongoing treatment and receiving care from good healthcare providers. I’ve gotten used to my “new normal” (disability) with the daily struggles of having chronic pain, fatigue, and bladder issues, just to name a few. But, due to God’s grace and mercy and after several months of intense, difficult treatments, rehabilitation, and strong support from my spouse, family, and friends, I regained my ability to walk, see, and work on a per-diem basis. 

I am a faithful Christian so when God put in my heart to find a way to help others on a deeper level, I became even more passionate about advocating for the health and well-being of others. It is now my mission to advocate for others and to empower them with the tools and resources necessary to ensure they receive quality healthcare; that their voices are heard and their needs are met!

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badge Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

$1,710 of $50,000

raised from 19 people

Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

Tanesha Owens, on behalf of

All About You Healthcare Advocates

All About You Healthcare Advocates will use charitable funds primarily to help our clients with any aspect of their medical needs within our scope of services offered in our "Client Advocacy Program" (CAP). Such as one-on-one consultation services with our professional medical advocates and to assist our clients with the tools needed to properly educate our clients about good health and wellness. One of our goals is to improve “Health Literacy” in our community. Your donations would also help us collaborate with our clients' healthcare provider(s) to help bridge any gaps concerning their care, needs and options. A portion of your donations will also assist us with the daily operational cost that would help us reach and stay connected with our clients. We would like to be able to offer our time and resources to our clients at no cost.

Tanesha Owens

Tanesha Owens MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN is Founder and President of All About You Healthcare Advocates AAU. It is said that caring is the essence of nursing. There is no better way to describe the foundational career of Tanesha. With over two decades of experience delivering the highest quality of healthcare to patients, she now leads a non-profit that advocates and supports patient quality of care. As the founder and president of AAU, she is driven to ensure all patients have an advocate and resource that leads to a higher quality of care.

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Recent Donations

  • $50.00

    Anonymous

    4 days ago

    To God be the Glory!

  • $500.00

    Anonymous

    22 days ago

  • $25.00

    Jeffery Brown

    1 month ago

    Wishing Tanesha only success with her business.

  • $25.00

    David & Tanya Taylor

    2 months ago

    In these trying times of health crisis it is a comfort to know that assistance with understanding and navigating the difficulties of securing proper healthcare is available for all. All About You Healthcare Advocates is a non-profit that operates solely from your donations and grants. Please consider supporting this much need organization. Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

  • $65.00

    Anonymous

    2 months ago

  • $250.00

    Jeff Greenberg

    2 months ago

    Tanesha can do anything! This is a worthy cause.

  • $50.00

    Nateka Brewton-Ritter

    3 months ago

  • $50.00

    Tolani Ogunyemi

    3 months ago

  • $50.00

    Ka’Necia Phelps

    3 months ago

    We believe in you! We love you! Keep fighting the good fight- The Phelps

  • $100.00

    Jennifer Serafin

    3 months ago

    We are so proud of all the hard work you do for others!

  • $50.00

    TaSheeba Johnson

    3 months ago

    Congratulations Auntie!!! I'm so very proud of you for making your dream a reality. You are a true inspiration ????

  • $100.00

    Natasha Carew

    3 months ago

    Love you Tee. Thanks for all you do????????

  • $95.00

    James Stapelkamp

    3 months ago

  • $100.00

    Patricia Watson

    3 months ago

    I love you Tanesha, I’m glad I can help!

  • $50.00

    Anonymous

    3 months ago

  • $50.00

    Anonymous

    3 months ago

    Doing a great service and very valuable to everyone in need of good health care. Keep up the great work.

  • $50.00

    Noel Soto

    3 months ago

  • $25.00

    Ms. Neals

    3 months ago

    Good luck cousin❤️ Happy to donate

  • $25.00

    James Mumford

    3 months ago

    Anything to help build a business. With love

Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

badge Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

$1,710 of $50,000

raised from 19 people

Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

Tanesha Owens, on behalf of

All About You Healthcare Advocates

All About You Healthcare Advocates will use charitable funds primarily to help our clients with any aspect of their medical needs within our scope of services offered in our "Client Advocacy Program" (CAP). Such as one-on-one consultation services with our professional medical advocates and to assist our clients with the tools needed to properly educate our clients about good health and wellness. One of our goals is to improve “Health Literacy” in our community. Your donations would also help us collaborate with our clients' healthcare provider(s) to help bridge any gaps concerning their care, needs and options. A portion of your donations will also assist us with the daily operational cost that would help us reach and stay connected with our clients. We would like to be able to offer our time and resources to our clients at no cost.

Tanesha Owens

Tanesha Owens MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN is Founder and President of All About You Healthcare Advocates AAU. It is said that caring is the essence of nursing. There is no better way to describe the foundational career of Tanesha. With over two decades of experience delivering the highest quality of healthcare to patients, she now leads a non-profit that advocates and supports patient quality of care. As the founder and president of AAU, she is driven to ensure all patients have an advocate and resource that leads to a higher quality of care.

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Recent Donations

  • $50.00

    Anonymous

    4 days ago

    To God be the Glory!

  • $500.00

    Anonymous

    22 days ago

  • $25.00

    Jeffery Brown

    1 month ago

    Wishing Tanesha only success with her business.

  • $25.00

    David & Tanya Taylor

    2 months ago

    In these trying times of health crisis it is a comfort to know that assistance with understanding and navigating the difficulties of securing proper healthcare is available for all. All About You Healthcare Advocates is a non-profit that operates solely from your donations and grants. Please consider supporting this much need organization. Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

  • $65.00

    Anonymous

    2 months ago

  • $250.00

    Jeff Greenberg

    2 months ago

    Tanesha can do anything! This is a worthy cause.

  • $50.00

    Nateka Brewton-Ritter

    3 months ago

  • $50.00

    Tolani Ogunyemi

    3 months ago

  • $50.00

    Ka’Necia Phelps

    3 months ago

    We believe in you! We love you! Keep fighting the good fight- The Phelps

  • $100.00

    Jennifer Serafin

    3 months ago

    We are so proud of all the hard work you do for others!

  • $50.00

    TaSheeba Johnson

    3 months ago

    Congratulations Auntie!!! I'm so very proud of you for making your dream a reality. You are a true inspiration ????

  • $100.00

    Natasha Carew

    3 months ago

    Love you Tee. Thanks for all you do????????

  • $95.00

    James Stapelkamp

    3 months ago

  • $100.00

    Patricia Watson

    3 months ago

    I love you Tanesha, I’m glad I can help!

  • $50.00

    Anonymous

    3 months ago

  • $50.00

    Anonymous

    3 months ago

    Doing a great service and very valuable to everyone in need of good health care. Keep up the great work.

  • $50.00

    Noel Soto

    3 months ago

  • $25.00

    Ms. Neals

    3 months ago

    Good luck cousin❤️ Happy to donate

  • $25.00

    James Mumford

    3 months ago

    Anything to help build a business. With love

Our Health, Our Voice Matters!

I am nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Throughout my nursing career, I continued to strive to advocate for my patients and their families and to provide them with exceptional care. Although advocacy is within the Scope of Practice of Nursing but due to high work dema... Read More

Youhelp Share

Campaign URL:


I am nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Throughout my nursing career, I continued to strive to advocate for my patients and their families and to provide them with exceptional care. Although advocacy is within the Scope of Practice of Nursing but due to high work demands, limited resources, and high patient acuity levels, nurses are often unable to advocate for their patients as our hearts desire to do so.

In 2017, I was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, known as Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD). I suddenly became paraplegic and lost vision in both of my eyes in a matter of days. It was then that I quickly realized what it was like to be a patient on the other end of the spectrum. I was at the complete mercy of multiple medical providers at various fast-paced hospitals and rehabilitation centers. My years of knowledge as a provider was of some use but it didn’t take the place of feeling alone, vulnerable, and quite often as if my voice concerning my health and well-being was of no value. 

It was overwhelming and scary! I was fortunate to have access to healthcare and services but the rapid pace and day-to-day changes with my health condition and receiving care from different healthcare providers, resulted in me feeling helpless and lost! Yes, here I am, a healthcare provider with years of experience, found it extremely difficult to bridge the gaps concerning my own care. 

I couldn’t prevent the mistakes concerning my medications when I was moved from one healthcare facility or unit to another, the gaps in my care concerning the details of my treatment plan and needs that sometimes didn’t cross over, and sometimes the lack of empathy among some health care providers who just simply couldn’t understand the extent of my suffering and pain. 

I remember on more than one occasion when I refused certain medications or treatments because they actually caused me more pain, or worsened my condition and how I was quickly labeled as the “non-compliant patient.” There came a time during my journey when I couldn’t advocate for myself. I was deathly ill!  I needed someone to be that voice for me! I needed someone to advocate for me! My family was overwhelmed with the sudden changes in health and illness and they simply couldn’t be that voice. I found that they too needed someone to advocate for them.

My life has forever changed as a result of having a chronic disease, and my health and well-being greatly depends upon ongoing treatment and receiving care from good healthcare providers. I’ve gotten used to my “new normal” (disability) with the daily struggles of having chronic pain, fatigue, and bladder issues, just to name a few. But, due to God’s grace and mercy and after several months of intense, difficult treatments, rehabilitation, and strong support from my spouse, family, and friends, I regained my ability to walk, see, and work on a per-diem basis. 

I am a faithful Christian so when God put in my heart to find a way to help others on a deeper level, I became even more passionate about advocating for the health and well-being of others. It is now my mission to advocate for others and to empower them with the tools and resources necessary to ensure they receive quality healthcare; that their voices are heard and their needs are met!

No update found.

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