Lene Andersen is an author, health/disability advocate and photographer. She has had Juvenile Arthritis since age 4. Lene has a Masters of Social Work degree and has worked in the human rights field, with particular emphasis on accessibility for people with disabilities and barrier-free design and services. Lene lives in Toronto, Canada and shares her home with a cat and too many books.
Cathy is mom to Alexander and Sophia, and wife to Steve and lives in Chicago USA. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis; diagnosed in 2004. Cathy also teaches adult English Language Learners and loves her job! She enjoys the simple things in life – hearing her kids laugh, bike rides with her husband, watching her dog run, and smiling at people on walks. She strongly believes that no matter what life brings you, there is always reason to be happy.
Jessica Murphy is 35 and lives in London, England. She was diagnosed with Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis in 1998, and also has Fibromyalgia and Ulcerative Colitis. Jessica works full time in central British Government. She relaxes by spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and planning her next overseas adventure. She is also passionate about photography and diversity issues.
Sallie Ferguson is a 52 year old mother of 2 daughters and has 4 grandchildren. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2012. Sallie works full time in the financial services industry and is responsible for contracts totalling more than $100million globally. She relaxes by singing with a Rock Choir and relaxing with friends and family.
Andrea Sarullo has had juvenile arthritis since childhood. She loves learning and believes in self-advocacy mixed with a sense of humor. Andrea is committed to helping others in need to the best of her ability.
Shelley Cook is an American living overseas, speaks four languages and has traveled to over two dozen countries. She believes living with juvenile arthritis has taught her to turn challenge into opportunity and to adapt to whatever comes her way with a positive attitude.