CA - San Fernando Valley

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Arthritis Support Network launched: 2014

Arthritis Support Network Leader: Valerie               Type of Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis

About this Arthritis Support Network:

Our vision for the San Fernando Arthritis Support Network is to have an open forum for support, education, social interaction, and of course fun!

About Valerie:

Hello, I'm Valerie and my Arthritis journey started over 10 years ago at the age of 24. The following year I lost my health insurance and without the proper knowledge, support, and medical supervision, my body was aggressively attacked by this disease for 8 years. In 2011 I moved to Los Angeles and gained health insurance through my job and I also found the West Los Angeles Arthritis Support Network. With my new doctors and by attending the arthritis support group meetings and the National Gathering Conference, I learned what Rheumatoid Disease is and what it is to live with a chronic condition.

The support and friendships I have made through the Arthritis Support Network have been invaluable to my overall health and well-being. I've been living in Los Angeles for over 3 years, and I now reside in Sherman Oaks. Being a small town gal in a big city I love to meet new people and make lasting friendships. I hope to see you soon at our next meet-up!


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Submitted by Diana Van New Kirk on

Hi Valerie!

I was given your name and was wondering if your support group there in San Fernando also addresses Osteoarthritis?

Thank you and hope to hear back from you soon,

Diana Van New Kirk

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