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Omaha, NE Connect Group

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Live Yes! Connect Groups offer local connections, education, and empowerment. Adults living with arthritis from our local community come together for professional- and volunteer-led sessions on a variety of topics, as well as fun group activities.

We offer a place of understanding and encouragement for both people living with arthritis and their loved ones. Group participants become self-advocates, develop self-management skills, and learn how to not just survive life with arthritis but to thrive.

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Omaha Marriott Regency 10220 Regency Circle Omaha, Nebraska Get Directions
  • Thursday October 13th 2022
    5:00 PM
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  • Thursday October 13th 2022
    09:00 PM
Papillion Landing 1022 W Lincoln St Papillion, Nebraska Get Directions
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 3rd 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Nebraska

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

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Omaha Marriott Regency 10220 Regency Circle Omaha, Nebraska Get Directions
  • Thursday October 13th 2022 5:00 PM
  • through
  • Thursday October 13th 2022 09:00 PM
Papillion Landing 1022 W Lincoln St Papillion, Nebraska Get Directions
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Nebraska

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

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Kassie M
Kassie M
November 19, 2020 - 4:54 AM

Hi Everyone! 
I think it's about time I introduced myself! My name is Kassie and I am 22 years old. I was officially diagnosed around the age of 2 with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. My symptoms started out as swollen toe and finger( that were usually blamed on the big brother) that then moved to fingers, toes, hands, eyes, and knees. Luckily for me my parents noticed symptoms and took immmediate action in helping to find medication to manage pain. I am able to function as any other 22 year old would becuase of this.

Now I would love to get to know each of you!

1- Introduce yourself!! 

2- What/ who brought you here?

3- Name a few things you would love to see/ have mentioned/ or any resources that would be helpful!

 

Jessica H
Jessica H
June 20, 2022 - 1:19 AM

Hi,

I'm Jessica, I'm 32 and have some other autoimmune health disorders. I developed arthritis a few years ago as a side effect of prednisone I was on in high doses for the autoimmune issues. I had to have two partial knee surgeries and was put on opioids to control the pain. I broke my femur in 2019 and since it was misdiagnosed (after 6 trips to the ER I was given muscle relaxers) it split through my knee and hip so I had to have multiple additional surgeries to be able to even walk. I used to be an ultra marathon runner, I can no longer do that but I'm getting back to running and getting off the pain meds for good hopefully. I'm looking for new ways to help treat the pain so I can run more frequently and for longer distances. I've tried CBD but all my research has lead me to think medical marijuana would be better, but since it's illegal in NE that's not yet an option. I have an MPH degree (master of public health) and I was pre-med before I switched to public health so I know a decent amount about the healthcare field and I'm good at doing research to be able to determine effective treatments. So far what has worked best for me is high dose magnesium and CBD in combination with tramadol and a CBD cream and a lidocaine cream and a magnesium oil spray or cream. I hate to have to continue to use the tramadol though as opioids are never a good long term solution even if used carefully and as prescribed, over time they lose their effectiveness. 
 

If anyone else has read any pain relief studies or has anything that works for them I would love to hear. I also use stabilizing support braces though I don't feel like they help that much, mostly weigh me down. I would love to hear other running with arthritis tips from other young adults or medications you might have tried that I could ask my doctor about. I'm allergic to that over the counter arthritis anti-inflammation cream they make, it makes my hands swell and break out in a rash, so that's not an option. I tried a different oral med a few years ago but do to my bone density issues and breaking my femur, my doctor took me off of it. 
 Hope to get to know other people on here and learn/share tips with people. 

Thanks so much! 

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The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

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- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

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As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

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Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

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Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

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Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

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Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

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Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.