Makayla Allison

FOUNDER + CEO 

Makayla earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology in 2005 from the University of Wyoming, acting as Student Body President of the Department of Social Work 2004-2005. Makayla gained 4 years of experience working in the medical field as a Phlebotomist and 2 years as a Certified Nurse Assistant prior to completing her degree. She also has experience working with children diagnosed with mental health conditions and their parents while completing her practicum at Peak Wellness Center in Laramie, WY.

After moving to Colorado in 2005, Makayla completed her Colorado licensure in esthetics with a medical focus, which she continues to hold currently. Since 2008, Makayla has worked at the College of International Esthetics and continues to do so presently as the Manager of Marketing and Admission Sales. In early 2017, Makayla started her own organization that privately connects individuals with health conditions called Some 1 Like You, inspired by her own 7-year-old daughter who has the rare disease Ehlers Danlos Syndrome HT. Makayla's passion is to raise awareness for the complex needs of those with rare diseases in addition to advocating for patient rights to privacy and support. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Colorado Rare 501c(3), and is a member of the Family Advisory Council at Children's Hospital Colorado. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring Colorado's beautiful sites, writing and creating art with her daughter Lily Kate. You can find their first book, BE KIND, Silly available on Amazon by clicking here!

Shawnae Jebbia

OFFICIAL SPOKESPERSON 

After graduating college with honors in Telecommunications and Public Relations with a minor in Business Law, Shawnae Jebbia became a Co-Host of the fitness show "Co-Ed Training",which aired on ESPN2 for 5 years on location in Jamaica. She appeared regularly as a guest host on the show Body Shaping, as a spokesmodel for a year on "The Price is Right".  She was featured in several national commercials and infomercials worldwide.

 

In 1998, she went on to win the Title of Miss USA placing top 5 at Miss Universe out of 89 countries. She was also the first titleholder to leave with a working contract in 47 years. She became the host of DirecTV’s Platinum Presents showcasing networks such as Fox Sports News, Disney, Lifetime, The Golf Channel, MTV, VH1, and Nickelodeon to name a few. She appeared in print campaigns such as Speedo, Tyr Sport, and editorial in Shape Magazine.

 

Shortly after her DirecTV contract ended, she was diagnosed with Meniere's disease and became progressively hearing impaired as a symptom of her disease from continuous air travel for years. She realized a career change was on the horizon and received the amazing support and treatment from Siemens Hearing Instruments, now owned by The Sivantos Group. Wearing the best technology in the world gave her a quality of life she never thought possible. She went on to travel the world as their brand ambassador for 8 years for which she is eternally grateful.  

 

After moving to Denver, CO to start a family, Shawnae now enjoys working in Esthetics for her company Epi-New-Skin, LLC and part-time as a Skincare Instructor at the College of International Esthetics. It’s been 20 years since Shawnae was first diagnosed with Meniere’s, and she is now using her experience of navigating her own disease to help others as the spokesperson for Some 1 Like You L3C (S1LY). S1LY privately connects individuals with health conditions. She is also an Ambassador for Colorado Rare 501c(3). She is happily married to her hero Jerry Juarez of the Denver Police Department and a proud Momma of her toddler twins Gavin and Leyden. She considers herself blessed where life has taken her thus far.

Emma Burt

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Originally from Gunnison, CO, Emma Burt is now a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder. Emma is pursuing a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology along with an Undergraduate Certificate in Global Public Health. She intends to pursue a career in medicine with plans to integrate research into this career. Emma works in a molecular biology and behavioral neuroscience lab on campus at CU where she studies monogamy and social bonds. Additionally, she is currently completing her third year working for the Colorado Avalanche.

 

Emma has been a part of S1LY for nearly 2 years as a Community Ambassador. During this time she has assisted in the facilitation of multiple patient advocacy programs and events, while playing a crucial part in the development and inception of the BE KIND Project. S1LY allows Emma a place to explore her passion for medicine while helping patients of all ages. At the start of 2019, Emma was named Assistant Director of Some 1 Like You and couldn’t be more excited about integrating her role in community relations with that of operations and expansion of the BE KIND Youth Ambassador Program. In her free time Emma enjoys hiking, skiing, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

Aubrey Troeger

COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR

Sara

Al-Bazali

OFFICIAL BE KIND AMBASSADOR

Sara is currently a senior at an arts magnet high school in the Denver area, having moved to Colorado nine years ago. Her passion for community service has led her to volunteer at events such as Dolls for Daughters, the Superhero Heart Run, the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children's Teddy Patrol Party, and El Sistema music education seminars. In addition to activism and service, Sara has a passion for musical theatre and plans to pursue a bachelor of fine arts in that field with a minor in business next fall.

 

When not in the theatre, you can find Sara playing with her dog Kaci, hiking with friends and family, and eating plenty of ice cream. She is excited to be a part of the S1LY team as her platform of service during her reign as Miss Colorado Outstanding Teen 2018-2019 for the Miss America Foundation. She intends to use her talents to inspire a mantra of kindness and selflessness among youth and adults alike, while helping provide people the opportunity to directly affect change in the lives of others while spreading the message of hope through the BE KIND Project.

 

Aubrey is currently a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder, originally from Indianapolis, IN. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising with a minor in Business. She plans to work in the advertising/marketing industry after graduation. For fun Aubrey enjoys skiing, visiting family and friends back home, hiking, and spending summers in Northern Michigan. As the newest member to the S1LY team, Aubrey is very intrigued by the potential of creating awareness for S1LY’s unique, life-touching concept as well as the process of connecting individuals together who would not otherwise have been in touch. Aubrey especially loves working with kids, and when she first met Lily she was immediately enamored with her contagious smile and happy spirit and couldn’t wait to get on board with S1LY.

As a Community Ambassador, Aubrey plays a key role in helping Some 1 Like You to meet its strategic objectives of increasing awareness of the social impact of health conditions, as well as understanding its work of social enterprise to maximize improvements in human well-being.

Cailee Crossley

YOUTH AMBASSADOR

Cailee Crossley is a kidney transplant survivor and patient at Children’s Hospital Colorado. At the age of five, Cailee was diagnosed with the rare disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, also known as FSGS Nephrotic Syndrome. Cailee is a beautiful teenage girl, living life to its fullest after having fought through and survived infusions, dialysis and the complete failure of both of her kidneys. She received a successful kidney transplant in June of 2016. She was honored to attend the AST Transplant Patient Summit in October of 2017, where she learned the difficulty of passing laws and the necessity for Congress to be involved in order to get rare disease drugs considered and moved. 

 

Cailee is currently the Youth Ambassador for S1LY as well as an Ambassador for Colorado Rare 501c(3). She hopes to inspire others to continue fighting for their health, because she is proof it is possible to survive even the darkest days and come out stronger on the other side. Cailee is an advocate for others like herself who also live with complex health conditions but who may be unable to use their own voices. Cailee hopes to continue to advocate for those with rare diseases, and to one day become a nurse herself in a pediatric kidney center while continuing to pursue her love for ballet and acting.

Our Story

She's more than a dozen diagnoses...
She is our Inspiration.
Lily faced many health challenges beginning in utero. As a result of her premature birth and genetic anomalies, she experiences a plethora of individual symptoms and complex challenges. She often finds herself "in the middle" with her peers and friends. 
Lily had a big desire to find a friend like her, but looking for someone else experiencing the same health challenges online, without posting them in great detail, was proving to be an impossible task. Her dreams to find someone like her inspired us to create Some1 Like You. We privately connect people based on whatever health conditions they are experiencing, regardless of whether or not they’ve received a diagnosis.
Our mission for S1LY is to privately connect people across symptoms and diagnoses to empower the individuals facing these complex challenges.
 
S1LY is unique because we can perform that search for people, while also keeping their health information private. To make these matches, we take only their email address, as well as the health qualities, or groups of qualities, they possess and are looking for in someone else. Once a match is made, the email addresses of those members are shared with each other, and communication is then done only between members.
After nearly 5 years and more than three dozen symptoms and previously unrelated diagnoses, Lily was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS-HT) on February 24th, 2017. The genetic marker is not yet known for her type of EDS.
 
For every S1LY Membership sold, one is donated to an individual who is fighting a rare disease. Currently, over 30 million Americans have a rare disease, and nearly 60% of them have no foundation to support them. S1LY collaborates with Colorado Rare 501c(3) and other non-profits to raise funds for research, awareness and support for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and other rare diseases. 
PRIVACY POLICY:
The following is how we will use and disclose your de-identified information: We will use your email address to connect you with other people who match the criteria listed that they are also looking for in someone else. Your information is kept private & secure. The only data shared with another member is the email address you provide on your contact form and each alike quality you both submit in order to connect. No social profiles, user IDs or message boards are necessary. We do the searching for you! All matches are sent to our members via encrypted email. Communications are only done between members, so you or your child's health information & conversations will not be made public nor sold. 
SAFETY POLICY & DISCLAIMER:
 For the safety of children, Some 1 Like You will only share your email address with another adult. Children under the age of 18 years old are not authorized to use our connection site. It is then up to the discretion of the adult whether or not they choose to share information regarding their own child with their match. Some 1 Like You will not monitor or endorse communications in any way and is not responsible for any information shared. It is our hope to connect each of our members with another member who matches what they are looking for in someone else in regards to their specific health condition qualities; however, we can not guarantee results. By submitting your Connect Contact Form, you attest that all qualities are applicable either to you or your affected child. Additionally, you consent to having your email address shared with other members who are looking for the same qualities as you, that you are 18 years of age or older, and that you assume any risk when volunteering your information to your future match(es).
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TURNAROUND TIME:

Within 48 hours, your secure form will begin to be processed in our secure database. Upon completion of initial processing, it typically takes 2-3 business days for potential matches to be identified. At that point, you and potential connections will both be given each other's email addresses. If at your initial submission your entries do not produce a connection, we will continue to check for you as each new member enters our system. We will then continue to track your potential future connections under the same qualifiers you have submitted.

Moving forward, you may share 1 email or 100 phone calls with each other! Choose to share experiences, ask questions, words of encouragement, or perhaps even share doctors. It's truly up to you. Your communications are not monitored or endorsed by Some 1 Like You. We are simply your matchmakers!

Your number of connections will ultimately be determined by how specific you are when you list the qualities (symptoms, challenges, diseases, etc) you are looking to identify with someone else with. The more qualities you include, the greater the chance you will find someone that can identify with one or more of them! 

Some 1 Like You L3C

PO BOX 344

Henderson, CO 80640

© 2017 Some 1 Like You L3C All Rights Reserved. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

COLORADO RARE DISEASE CAMPAIGN + S1LY + WeHealth T+Cs

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Beginning on World Kindness Day on Nov. 13, 2019, Voya Financial will match the next 1,000 purchases of BE KIND, Silly by purchasing 1,000 additional copies of the book that will be distributed to schools across the United States in 2020.

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