Arthritis Support Network launched: 2016
Arthritis Support Network Leader: Linda Type of Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis Support Network Leader: Irene Type of Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis
About this Arthritis Support Network:
Our vision is to encourage, support and mentor more people with any form of arthritis to find their optimum quality of life and participate in various facets of our group to help it grow.
My personal experience with arthritis started with watching it impact my father when I was child at a time when the treatments available now were not an option for him. He tried every "natural cure" ( which still continue to cycle in and out of popularity) as well as mega corticosteroids. When I came down with RA when I was 17 years old, I was determined to maintain the best quality of life in spite of arthritis and have personally benefitted by the evolving treatments that are now available and were not options for my father.
I believe in a great truism that when you reach out and help others you also help yourself. My goal is to help encourage others to aim for the best quality of life. I believe through education coupled with encouragement that people with arthritis can maximize their lifestyle.
I was a Children’s Librarian. One day when a school group visited the public library I worked at, I noticed the children were holding their hands funny while doing a finger play with me. I looked at my hands and realized that they were imitating me. Later, I discovered that I had rheumatoid arthritis.
My hands have invited people to share their stories of arthritis with me. I have been able to tell them that it not only effects the old, but the young as well. I tell them that there are over 100 types of the disease. Belonging to the Arthritis Support Network is another way I can help educate, encourage and empower people with the disease.
I would like to see the existing group survive and thrive.
To join this Arthritis Support Network, please click the "Join this Group” button above and we will send you updates about upcoming events via email.
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