“I use art to express myself and as my stress relief - visually representing the pain, happiness, fear of my moment. It allows me to escape if I need or to portray experiences that I might not otherwise be able to express. In short, it is my sanity.”
Jennifer not only has rheumatoid arthritis, but fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and gluten intolerance. Her husband has RA, fibro, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and scoliosis. His symptoms began two years after hers. She had to be his advocate even when he was ready to give up because no one would believe there was anything wrong with him since he was a man and so young. Jennifer’s diseases are aggressive and crazy, and she fights back with all that she has on a daily basis. Jennifer and her husband have two small children and are in this crazy struggle together.