MN - Maple Grove

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Live Yes! Connect launched: 2016

Live Yes! Connect Facilitator: Nicky                     Type of Arthritis: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

About this Live Yes! Connect Group:        

My vision for this support group is to provide a safe place for adults to come together and share their experiences, struggles and successes. My hope is that this group can provide support, community and friendship to those with arthritis and rheumatic conditions.

About: Nicky

Hello! My name is Nicky. I am a 30-something year old and have had JRA since I was 5 years old. Growing up I did not have access to others who had similar diagnoses and did not meet another with arthritis until I was well into my 20s. As many of you, I struggled growing up feeling alone, left out, and with major body image and self-esteem issues.

I was inspired by a special nurse who administered many of my treatments and decided to become a nurse myself. I currently work full time as a registered nurse, volunteer for Girl Scouts as a service unit manager for the Maple Grove area as well as a troop leader for both of my daughters.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children, watching movies, playing games, reading books, photography and being outdoors.

If you are living with Rheumatoid Arthritis or other rheumatic conditions such as Juvenile Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and are newly diagnosed, a seasoned vet, or somewhere in between, you are invited to join us.  Friends and family are welcome!  I look forward to connecting with you soon!


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Live Yes! Arthritis Network provides personalized help and support to Adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic conditions and Parents /Guardians of children living with arthritis. Our programs offer opportunities for connection, education and empowerment via Live Yes! Connect Groups, Online Community and Conferences.

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