VA - Roanoke Valley

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Live Yes! Connect launched: 2017

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

About this Live Yes! Connect Group:      

My vision for this Live Yes! Connect is to help improve other's lives who live with arthritis and rheumatic diseases by bringing more resources, education and support to the valley.

About: Virginia

Hi everyone! I'm Virginia and I'm 50-something years old. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis in 2011. The Rheumatoid Doctor seems to think I had it much earlier than this.

I enjoy traveling, scrapbooking, walking, Reading and all kinds of crafts. I can't do everything I could before but I try and do most of what I can. I work Full time as Media Assistant at a local elementary school. Yes some days are harder than others to make it to work but I do what I can. I have always wanted to help people and I'm happy to have this chance.

I want to facilitate this group because of the lack of support in this area for people with arthritis.  I don't want others to feel that they are alone in this and want to learn all I can from others about this disease to share with others. I want to bring more support and resources to this area.


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