Live Yes! Connect launched: 2018
Live Yes! Connect Facilitator: Samantha Type of Arthritis: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Live Yes! Connect Facilitator: Heidi Type of Arthritis: Psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
About this Live Yes! Connect Group:
Over the last 10 years, We have met a number of people in the greater Snohomish County Area who have Arthritis. We want to connect, educate and empower people
Hello, I am so happy to be a facilitator for both the JA Support group and also the Adult Live Yes! Connect group. Both my children were born with JIA. They are now 12 and 13 years old. It took years and many many tests for our children to get diagnosed. 4 years ago I was hit really hard with Ankylosisng Spondolitis. It wasn't until then that we understood where our children got JIA.
I am determined that through my pain I will be a light to people. I am at peace with my disease and I am hoping that I can bring together people that support each other and educate each other in order to live with their disease.
I am a arthritic mom with two teens with JIA. We are a family determined to conquer arthritis!
Hi, I am Heidi married to Johnny, mom to 5 kiddos and one beautiful granddaughter. Our youngest 4 kids have JA. We make our home in Everett Washington with our two youngest kids. The older boys live nearby. I homeschool our daughter Maggie who is 11. I am also her Troop Coordinator for her American Heritage Girls Troop. Our family has been active for over a decade with the Arthritis Foundation. I especially enjoy doing advocacy work and am Washington State's Advocacy Chair with the Arthritis Foundation. In my free time, I like to write. I am an avid reader and connoisseur of coffee. As a family, we enjoy camping and traveling.
I am facilitating a group because there is nothing nearby that provides this type of support. I am contacted all the time by adults and parents of JA kiddos looking for support with their disease. I want to be able to reach out to the people and say yes there is someplace to turn too. I think it will be awesome for our community to have this. It will be a place to build relationship and friendships for people who have a similar experience as you.
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