Piedmont Triad
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Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Thursday, December 10, 2020

7:00-8:00 pm

Virtual meeting, using Zoom!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89945765937?pwd=K21WS2pTUFl1VlI3ajdtM2V4SzVWQT09

Meeting ID: 899 4576 5937
Passcode: 855510

Upcoming Dates:

December 10th, 2020
January 14th, 2021
February 11th, 2021

Regular Meeting Location

  • Glenn McNairy Library
    4860 Lake Jeanette Rd. 
    Greensboro, NC 27455

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Topic: Roundtable Discussion

Leadership

Heidi Waltz

Heidi Waltz

About Heidi Waltz, Piedmont Triad's Support Group Leader

I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis when I was 22 years old. I had experienced lower back pain for a few years prior to diagnosis and visited many doctors who couldn’t figure out the cause for all the pain I was experiencing. Everything came together when I woke up one morning with very limited vision and red irritated eyes. After a visit to a wonderful Ophthalmologist, I was told I had Iritis and asked if I had any joint pain. I tested positive for the HLA-B27 gene and was referred to a Rheumatologist. I have been on a biologic that has been working and I am so thankful for that.

I am a wife, teacher and mother of two beautiful daughters. My wonderful husband, family and friends have been an amazing support system for me. I don’t know how I would have made it through my difficult times without them.

With a chronic condition like AS, I have learned to live each day to its fullest. I enjoy traveling, photography, reading, yoga and kayaking. 

I became interested in leading a support group after browsing the SAA website. Also, I have been wanting to get to know others with AS to share our experiences together. I have realized over the years how common AS actually is and I am learning more each day about this disease. I enjoy reading about research being done by SAA and would like as a group to discuss and share knowledge as well as share experiences in a group setting. I look forward to meeting you soon.   

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to programs@spondylitis.org