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Andrew Schorr is a medical journalist who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 1996 and has remained in remission since then. He is the founder of HealthTalk.com, PatientPower.info and PatientPower.eu. He is board chair of the Patient Empowerment Foundation in Europe. He is also the author of The Web-Savvy Patient: An Insider's Guide to Navigating the Internet When Facing Medical Crisis, which was published in 2011. Andrew is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Esther Schorr is the co-founder of Patient Power and for 30 years has been married to co-founder Andrew Schorr. She has been by his side as he has been diagnosed with two cancers, chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 1996, and myelofibrosis in 2011. While these diagnoses present real emotional, logistical and financial challenges, Esther has proven to be an exemplary “care partner.” She is dedicated to helping others with the conditions and especially connecting with other family members and friends who seek to support the patient. Esther and Andrew have three children. The third was conceived, by choice, after Andrew was diagnosed with leukemia. Esther has two degrees from UCLA, an undergraduate degree in communications, and a graduate degree, an MBA.