New Blogger Alert!

Starting a blog takes a special type of courage. You’re putting yourself out there for the whole world to see, baring your thoughts, details about your life, and sharing your hopes and dreams.

Now add that you plan to blog about growing up with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and about what it’s like to live with the disease as a young adult, just as you’re getting a good start in the world.

Please join me in a warm welcome to Stephanie, who’s just started her new blog, “All Grown Up With JRA,” to the online RA community. Stop in and say hi, won’t you?

To read her first post, click here. You can also find “All Grown Up With JRA” in the blogroll to the right.

12 thoughts on “New Blogger Alert!

  1. Hello Wren,
    Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement and support and welcoming me to the community!


  2. Hi Wren! Thanks for the introduction to a new blogger. Will definitely stop by and say hello. And speaking of new bloggers, congratulations on becoming part of the contributing team at


  3. Thanks for passing the word, Wren. At first I thought I was too young for RA and then I went to the rheumatologist. There were two-year-olds in the waiting room. And they weren’t there with their mothers. Their mothers were there with them. It was like being the unwitting victim of an ice-bucket challenge. If they could deal with it, so could I.


    1. I was also diagnosed as a young adult (31), Irma. I was shocked! But I figured that until the day came when I absolutely couldn’t work, or walk, or or or, I’d just keep on doing them somehow. Still do, too! 🙂


  4. Being a new blogger and being brave enough to speak your mind and share your life is wonderful. I am in my 30’s and was diagnosed with RA and lupus a few years ago. It’s so hard but with the right inspiration and support I stay strong. I too just started a blog and hope that one day i can help others even if its to give them a little laugh.


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