Health has never been my forte, but after surviving what I thought would be the worst thing that could happen (leukemia) I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 23. Since then I've been in a spiral of chronic pain with fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease entering the mix. When I found the online Spoonie community everything changed. I had never heard of these illnesses before I was diagnosed with them and now my eyes are open to what was there all along; beautiful, wonderful, amazing warriors! They inspire me more than I can say with their endless encouragement, support and love. I thought I lost who I was when I got sick, but I actually found out who I was supposed to be.
Hilarious Health Activist Nominee
Health Activist Hero Nominee
I’m a Patient Leader