Live Yes! Connect launched: 2018
Live Yes! Connect Facilitator: Janet Type of Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
About this Live Yes! Connect Group:
We are excited to see a Live Yes! Connect group created in NW Arkansas. We envision a network of people living with any chronic illness, arthritis related, meeting on a regular basis connecting and relating what it is like to rise above the challenges of everyday life. Who better to understand what it's like than those of us living it, day in and day out. Those in our family or close circle of friends will be welcome too. Network to Connect, Empower and Educate and have some fun too? Ultimately our vision is to support others and their caregivers in their journey with arthritis. Creating a support and encouraging environment that allows everyone to live their yes!
My name is Janet and my journey with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia began 29 years...many of those years I felt like I was on a roller coaster... but I have learned to not only survive but to thrive in the midst of it all. I was at the beginning of a career as a registered nurse and pharmaceutical sales rep when I had to take on the full-time job of managing my health care and medically retired at a young age. I was a new mother and I had to have numerous surgeries that followed by setbacks. When my health allowed, I became very involved in the Arthritis Foundation and volunteered in many ways. The Arkansas Office was very helpful and such a great resource.
I am facilitating a group in my area because I am familiar with the Arthritis Foundation through many leadership roles I took as a volunteer in the past. I have taught exercise classes (pool and land base), done speaking engagements, taught self-help courses, chaired large fundraising events and served on the Board of Directors. I certainly love sharing the resources that helped me through the years and I love seeing all the positives we can find in living with a chronic illness by connecting with others.
To join this Live Yes! Connect group, please click the "Join this Group” button above and we will send you updates about upcoming events via email.
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