Featured journalist: Monifa Thomas

Today we're pleased to highlight the work and talent of Monifa Thomas, a Chicago Sun-Times health reporter who "got a more personal view into health care" after becoming a stroke patient in 2011 for more than a year. Knowing that, it should come as no surprise as to what her proudest achievement is thus far: "The story I wrote about myself, mainly because of the responses I got from other stroke survivors." Clearly it resonated with others, having collected 1,062 shares to date. As for why she got into journalism, Thomas explains, "To get over my shyness. Bonus: it satisfies my curiosity about most things."

Check out more of Thomas's work on her Muck Rack profile, beginning with one of her latest: "Chicago area nurses demand more protection against Ebola" (15 shares thus far).

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