Amy Sylvis | Founder and CEO
Patient Advocate

Amy Sylvis, Founder and CEO, Patient Advocate

Amy Sylvis is a beacon of resilience, advocacy, and entrepreneurial spirit. As a 42-year-old woman living with cystic fibrosis and antimicrobial resistance, Amy embodies the spirit of overcoming obstacles.

Her life story is one of overcoming significant health challenges to achieve remarkable professional success and personal fulfillment. Despite medically retiring at 35 due to her health condition, Amy's unwavering determination saw her leave disability at 40 to pursue her dream of establishing Sylvis Capital, a successful real estate investment company with over $225 million dollars in assets under management.

This journey from facing life-threatening illnesses to becoming a thriving investor and entrepreneur makes her an ideal speaker for a forum dedicated to resilience and innovation in the face of adversity. Amy's lived experience ​highlights navigating life with uncertainty, exploring new breakthroughs, and the mental health impacts of living with rare diseases.

Moreover, Amy's commitment to advocacy and community involvement, particularly her work with Emily’s Entourage, ​underlines her passion for helping others in the rare disease community​.​ This dedication, coupled with her expertise in generating passive income through real estate investing, offers a unique perspective on achieving financial and time freedom amidst health challenges.

Amy's story is not just about surviving; it's about thriving. Her ability to transform personal trials into triumphs, coupled with her professional acumen, makes her an inspiring figure whose experiences and insights are sure to resonate ​with any audience. As someone who has navigated the complexities of rare diseases while building a successful career and actively giving back to the community, Amy stands as a living testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit.

Amy loves to share her ​story to inspire, educate, and empower any audience that she speaks to.


Day 2 - World Antimicrobial Resistance Congress & Disease Prevention Control Summit 2024 @ 11:20

Panel: Women's health: AMR today & more importantly, tomorrow

last published: 12/Jun/24 19:45 GMT
last published: 12/Jun/24 19:45 GMT

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