NJ - Middlesex County - JA Parent

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Live Yes! Connect for JA Parents launched: 2018 

Live Yes! Connect for JA Parents Facilitator: Candice

About this Live Yes! Connect group for JA Parents:

To help support parents and caregivers who have a child with rheumatic disease understand ways of improving their child’s life with pain and help educate them about the disease. Live Yes! Connect lets individuals know that they are not alone and gives them a voice to share with others.  

About Candice:  

I am the parent of a young adult who has RA and is in remission, he was diagnosed at the age of 5 and is now 19.  When my son was first diagnosed, we didn't know much about JRA, we didn't have many people to turn to for support, we felt alone and most people could only say that arthritis was for older folks.  We as a family had a lot to learn, it wasn't just Ryan dealing with this, it was all of us.  

I have Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia.  I have been involved with the Arthritis Foundation for about 10 years now and I have been a volunteer, a committee member on various committees, an E-Advocate, an Advocate attending Washington, DC, the adult honoree for my local Jingle Bell Run (2018) and completed facilitator training for Live Yes! Connect. 


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JA Parent


Candice's picture

 Hi my name is Candice and I am the parent of the young adult with JRA,  who is currently in remission and I am also an Arthritis warrior!  I have osteoarthritis  and fibromyalgia.  I had to have both of my knees replaced before the age of 50, done in different years.  My journey may take longer but I don’t let arthritis stop me  


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