AZ - Phoenix

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Live Yes! Connect launched: 2007

Live Yes! Connect Facilitator: Samantha       Type of Arthritis: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

About this Live Yes! Connect Group:

The Phoenix Live Yes! Connect group is a safe place where we meet face-to-face to share our experiences, triumphs, concerns, and questions about living with arthritis. The group offers educational and social events throughout the year and opportunities to meet others facing the same challenges. Please join us for a meeting. We would love to meet you!

About Samantha:

I have been living with JRA/JIA Onset since I was 18 months old. I have had six joint replacement surgeries and battled MRSA in my left leg. I was a case manager/social worker for over 15 years. I have been a volunteer for several community organizations over 30+ years. I am one of the Founding Board Members of Arthritis Introspective and I am the proud mother of 2 very great young men.

I would love to provide support for my fellow rheumatoid and auto immune disease friends with the support they can only get from an Arthritis Support Network. As a young woman growing up with JRA I really never saw anybody that looked like me or that could identify with what I was experiencing growing up with JRA. I felt like I had no support and no one that understood me. Then at the age of 30 I finally met someone like me and a bond was formed immediately. I feel that this support system is a vital resource for those diagnosed with all forms of arthritis and rheumatoid diseases.

We look forward to seeing you in our future!


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Live Yes! Arthritis Network provides personalized help and support to Adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic conditions and Parents /Guardians of children living with arthritis. Our programs offer opportunities for connection, education and empowerment via Live Yes! Connect Groups, Online Community and Conferences.

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