Peer Support Partner – Margaret


Age at diagnosis?

I was diagnosed with RA when I was 13 and have had 10 years to learn how to deal with this disease in terms of emotions, energy, fatigue, pain, activities and relationships.

Why I chose to be a Peer Support Partner?

When I learned of the Peer Support Program, I knew I wanted to do it because it would have been wonderful to have someone to talk to when I was first starting out on this path. I am so glad this program exists! I

A little about me

 I have found ways to continue activities I like such as knitting and discovered new ones that I wouldn’t have otherwise like yoga and meditation. currently do research in the social sciences, have two siblings, and two fish.