Peer Support Partner – Cornelia


Age at diagnosis?

I developed RA when I was around 12 years old and have been living with it for over 30 years.

Why I chose to be a Peer Support Partner

I want to be a Peer Support Partner to give others encouragement and hope by listening, caring, and giving them a sounding board. I feel that I could have benefited from this sort of relationship when I was first diagnosed and anticipate that this will be a great experience.

A little about me

 Although I can’t do heavy lifting, I am still very active, enjoy going to the gym, walking, traveling, gardening, cooking, and most of all – relaxing, which is very important for everyone with RA.