MO - Kansas City

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Live Yes! Connect launched: 2018

Live Yes! Connect Facilitator: Lisa                   Type of Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Live Yes! Connect Facilitator: Tess                   Type of Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis

About this Live Yes! Connect Group:   

My vision is to connect people in Kansas City with resources and others who face similar challenges.

About: Lisa

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at 23. I had never even heard of the disease. It was a very scary time. Searching the internet made it even more scary. But connecting with others who could help me understand what was happening and give me support made it so much easier to deal. Now, having lived with arthritis for 14 years, I hope to help others navigate this scary disease. I am living proof that you can still live your life and achieve your goals. I have had a full-time job, I have run marathons and triathlons, and I have become a mom to a beautiful daughter all while managing RA.

About: Tess

My name is Tess and I am currently 25 years old and have lived with arthritis for about a decade now. I am also an RN and this profession has given me great insight into both the patient and provider side of healthcare.

I think this is a wonderful way to bring the community of those with arthritis and their friends/family members together. I believe this group will provide support and education to the arthritis community. I would like to become a facilitator as I desire to become more involved with the Arthritis Foundation and feel that the Live Yes! Connect group is where I can be of the most value.



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Lisa Diven


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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