I’m just your average 26-year-old college student–with a catch. I was diagnosed with a life-long, disabling, autoimmune disease when I was just five years old. Since then, I have made it my life’s mission to inspire and support others who are living with Arthritis through my blog, The Young Face of Arthritis. In my blog, I write about the trials and tribulations I go through. The good, the bad and the ugly.
I also find fulfillment in speaking publicly about my journey with RA, the value of effective doctor-patient communication, supporting your caregiver, and emotion-focused coping. As a wife of six years and a mother to a kitty-baby, I am determined to live life to the fullest and I refuse to let my illness stop me from having hopes and dreams for my future.
Additionally, I have recently joined the Arthritis.com team as an editorial board member and content contributor.
The Young Face of Arthritis is a personal narrative discussing the emotional side effects to being young, disabled, and fabulous! #ChooseHappiness
WEGO Health Activist Award Finalist, Best Kept Secret 2016