In 2017, Fran was diagnosed with non-specific inflammatory arthritis with enthesis and spondyloarthropathy. After two years and many failed therapies, she received the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Multiple challenges and biologics later, Fran reached out to the Arthritis Foundation for support and knowledge to help navigate her PsA. Hiking, walks on the beach, sipping tea with a good book, yoga, pilates, meditation and stargazing have helped Fran deal with the emotional, mental and physical impacts of living with a chronic--and sometimes debilitating--illness.
Fran is delighted to be this year's adult honoree. She wants to support the newly diagnosed negotiate this sometimes difficult road.
Join or donate to Francesca and her team, Elmo's Rockin' Warriors, in the fight against arthritis.