Patient Leader

My story begins, not with me, but with my son, Andy. At age 4 he was diagnosed with psoriasis and a year later with juvenile psoriatic arthritis. At age 28, three years after Andy was diagnosed, I broke out with spots on my arms, and six months later, I had pain in my back and knees. Between the two of us, I have plenty of stories to tell and so much advocating to do as a National Psoriasis Foundation PsOcial (Blog: A Spot of Hope) / community ambassador, and volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation. I am humbled to be among such great WEGO Health Activist nominees, and I'm extremely honored to know that I've made a difference in someone's life who is dealing with these chronic diseases.


Waterford, MI


Best in Show: Blog Best in Show: Facebook Best Team Performance

She is a super advocate for psoriatic arthritis. She also has a child who has this disease also. She is super mom and is always out there looking for a cure for this disease. She is always helpful to other people also. She is a wife and full-time mom but volunteers all the time. She is great as a advocate.

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Advocating for Another Best Kept Secret

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