Chicken Soup for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warriors

chicken soup RA Warrior cheescakeToday Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior is 2 months old on the web. It is much, much older in my own computer… But we don’t need to tell our true age right?

RA Warrior is unique

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior website is as unique as I am. It is impossible to duplicate sincerity. This blog is a true reflection of my own fight. God has made each one of us for a particular purpose. It cannot be duplicated.

Only the beginning

This blogspot page is only the beginning. Soon, you will be able to see what I have been visualizing for a long time. However, watch for a few “Danger: Under Construction” signs as we endure any growing pains.

Hard work

Working on RA Warrior has been extremely challenging, but rewarding work. My own life has been affected by many of you. Comments, emails, messages, and some of your own blogs remind me daily of why I do this and help me keep fighting.

Overwhelming gratitude

Here is part of the list of what I am thankful for:

  • Meeting exceedingly beautiful people
  • Knowing I am not alone
  • Having a good use for my perseverance and determination

I am also thankful that the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior blog has continued to grow through what is called the summer dry spell for the blogosphere. Even with this timing, RA Warrior has thousands of page views and dozens of splendid followers. We have also gained over 200 Facebook fans in only one month. (Are you a “fan” yet?) Usually that requires advertising or an outside source of promotion. We are just us. You and me!

Woman’s Day Update

I was blown away by the way you responded to the Woman’s Day article on Rheumatoid Arthritis! Your comments were good enough to be whole blog posts! I will try not to be intimidated by how clever ya’ll are!! (To read their article & comment on their website, click here.)

What’s new here?

I have added twitter to the blog. You can follow me there to see what I am up to (in the few moments when I am not writing). A few folks have asked about linking to RA Warrior or tweeting about our pages. PLEASE tweet and link away. We want to share!

I have also installed copyright statements. Basically, the point is “NO fishing.” Of course, I know none of you friends would! But, I want everyone ELSE to know that this blog is protected by U.S. Copyright law.

New to RA Warrior?

After you have read posts, I recommend you check out the “comments” pages. Many are rich with information and passion! We’d also love to hear your views, so add them. Even “older posts” are only a couple of months old. They are still relevant and folks stop by and check them out all the time.

All in all it has been a good birthday. Only a few new wrinkles. Let’s have some cake.

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Kelly Young

Kelly 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 Rheumatoid patient journey. In 2009, Kelly created Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior, a comprehensive website about RA of about 950 pages and writes periodically for other newsletters and websites. Kelly served on the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Advisory Board. There are over 42,000 connections of her highly interactive Facebook Fan page. She created the hashtag: #rheum. 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 nine years with unrelenting Rheumatoid disease. See also http://www.rawarrior.com/kelly-young-press/

5 thoughts on “Chicken Soup for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warriors

  • July 17, 2009 at 8:33 pm
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    Happy two months birthday! I am excited for you about whatever is coming next. Any hints?

    Let me know if I can assist you in anyway.

    MissDazey

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  • July 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm
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    This is great…again, let me say, you are doing a fabulous job! Thanks!

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  • July 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm
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    Happy two months. RA is one heck of a journey. Before I was diagnosed, I had never even heard of it, let along finding out that I wasn't alone.

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  • July 18, 2009 at 11:54 am
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    Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for your hard work on this blog and facebook. I have just been recently diagnosed and am finding great comfort, validation, and information here.

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  • July 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm
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    I have just stumbled accross this blog.
    I was diagnosed 12years ago and am looking forward to reading and learning more about RA. i have also felt isolated and alone in my journey with RA. Thank you for giving me a new sense of purpose and understanding as well as a feeling of empowerment over this very debilitating disease.

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