Patient Advocate and Founder
Swapna Kakani is a sought-after professional speaker in the area of overcoming personal adversity, advocate in the area of healthcare delivery and the patient experience. Her inspirational life story shows audiences her individual resilience and self-determination in the face of constant difficulties, as well as the impact her healthcare advocacy has across disciplines. Swapna was diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome, a chronic GI rare disease, at birth and for 30 years has lived with supplemental intravenous nutrition and a feeding tube. In 2014, she had a small intestine organ transplant. Swapna through her platform, Swapna Speaks, has given several presentations across the world to various healthcare companies and associations, hospitals, and non-profit events.