Mary P.

I have had rheumatoid arthritis for about 10 years but had symptoms for 1-2 years prior to actual diagnosis. I am now 54 years old.

became a peer coach to try to support/encourage others and share what my experience, challenges, and outcomes have been. It was difficult at the beginning to find a balance and modify my lifestyle so I wanted to be able to give others advise…

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Patients talking about Peer Support

"We met for coffee and talked for 3 hours. We both thought it was nice to talk to someone who gets it. We will try and get together again soon."

- Clare Coco, Peer Support Partner

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"It was nice to share internal thoughts that accompany us on this journey, especially regarding the affects and effects of the medicines and other treatments we have thried or are currently using"

- Elizabeth Benson, a Patient Partner

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