WelcomeWelcome to Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

Thanks for stopping by!  There’s lots new here – and more is added often. RA Warrior is no dry medical science site, yet it’s crammed with important info to fight RA, served up in a light-hearted way. I hope that this page will help you find your way around the site and make yourself at  home.

The Goals of this site have always been clear:

  1. Help patients find information and encouragement so they can live the best life possible.
  2. Increase awareness about Rheumatoid Arthritis and correct common misconceptions.
  3. Present the patient story in a way that may increase understanding of the disease by doctors and researchers.

Consider this the sign over my desk:

RA Warrior goals

(Note this motto is copyrighted please do not borrow it.)

Here are some great ways to find what you are looking for:

  1. Search box at top of the page.
  2. All posts are carefully tagged – so scroll through the Tags list for your topic.
  3. To view every post on the blog laid out like a magazine, click See All on the menu, then Expand All.

Other handy links:
I need to contact Kelly.
Media pages.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Recently diagnosed with RA.
Searching for diagnosis.
Basic facts about Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Stories of how RA begins.
I do not have RA. What would you like me to know?
Send me RA Warrior by email or an RSS feed.
About the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior Website
About the author
About the name: Warrior
I need an RA t-Shirt.
Website disclaimer

About Kelly

Kelly YoungKelly Young is an advocate providing ways for patients to be better informed and have a greater voice in their healthcare. She is the president of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Kelly received national acknowledgement with the 2011 WebMD Health Hero award. Through her writing, speaking, and use of social media, she is building a more accurate awareness of rheumatoid disease aka rheumatoid arthritis (RA) geared toward the public and medical community; creating ways to empower patients to advocate for improved diagnosis and treatment; and bringing recognition and visibility to the journey of people living with rheumatoid disease (PRD). In 2009, Kelly created Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior, a comprehensive website about RA of about 1,000 pages and writes periodically for other journals and websites. Kelly has worked with Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Advisory Board, PCORI, FDA and numerous other organizations. There are about 54,000 connections of her highly interactive Facebook Fan page. She created the hashtag: #rheum on Twitter. Kelly is the mother of five, a home-schooler, Bible teacher, NASA enthusiast, and NFL fan. You can also connect with Kelly by on Twitter or YouTube, or LinkedIn. She has lived over eleven years with unrelenting rheumatoid disease.

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Last edited: 3/10/17

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