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Welcome back to the podcast, I’m Jamie Baynes. Today’s guest is Andrea Dunn, the author of the new content journal, My Body Boss, Living Wyld with RA. Andrea got diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was 24yrs old. At the time of her diagnosis she was in Daytona Beach and was working essentially two full time jobs at a high school trying to ignore the problems of RA and a dysfunctional job. Florida's ever changing weather made the pain worse. But she was living wild child style on the surface. Her family was up north and her dear saintly grandmother was terribly losing a battle with cancer. The only thing she had was dating a very supportive guy/a marine (who stayed her friend till his passing a few years ago).
Can you imagine being diagnosed with a disease like Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 24? And then getting no support from some of the people closest to you and having to deal with it alone? But despite that, you persevere and climb out of your depression basically on your own. That’s exactly what this podcast is all about. We all have a strength within us that we draw on to overcome diversity and strife. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that it’s there and it’s available when we truly need it. I encourage everyone listening to check out Andrea’s journal on Amazon and give it a read. Find your own strength and never give up.
Take care of one another and thanks for listening.
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And don't forget that July is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Month: