I joined the peer support program in hopes of being able to show someone recently diagnosed that you CAN make it with arthritis and things do get better. When I was little I wan

Currently I am writing a memoir and much of it is about my experience having arthritis since I was five. I am also currently getting my graphic design certificate at the Art Institute of Boston. I like to go out with my friends, go to the movies, and eat at nice restaurants. I have two cats and one younger…

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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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