WA - Renton-Newcastle

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Live Yes! Connect launched: 2018

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

Live Yes! Connect Facilitator: Linda                Type of Arthritis: Osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia

About this Live Yes! Connect Group:

No one should be alone in this special journey. This is a group for sharing, laughing and maybe the occasional tear. Information about common experiences and connection with the Arthritis Foundation can be a cornerstone to good health and self-care.

About: Carol

My name is Carol and I've had JRA for all but 3 years of my life. It hasn't defined me but it does form a little bit of my personality. I teach World History to mostly high school freshmen and sophomores. 

I am leading a network on the Eastside because it has been a lonely place for folks with arthritis. We have grown tremendously in population and it's time for this area to be more connected. 

I was involved in a RA group many decades ago and would like to form such a group again. 

About: Linda

My name is Linda and I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia about ten years ago. The effects of arthritis on my health are increasing as I age. I have had hand and knee surgeries due to arthritis. I look forward to sharing experiences and ideas on living with arthritis with others.

I believe my organizational skills and a lifetime of experience of living with a disability would be valuable in helping to grow this organization. I have found peer support is invaluable in learning to live with disability and chronic illness.


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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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