The Bristol Support Group

Upcoming Meetings

New Group: 1st Meeting
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
5:00 p.m.

Meetings held at Blackbird Bakery upstairs the last Wednesday of every other month.

Topic: Meet & Greet and The Spondylitis Journey


Meeting Location

Blackbird Bakery
58 Piedmont Ave.
Bristol, VA 24201

Map

Group Leader

Summer Canady
(423)366-0909
kicksomeas@gmail.com

About Summer Canady, Bristol's Support Group Leader

Hello,

My name is Summer Canady, I was diagnosed in 2016 with Ankylosing Spondylitis but I have had symptoms since I was 16 years old. I am now 35 and recently engaged. I love hiking because it pushes me to challenge myself and reminds me I have the strength to beat this. AS doesn't rule my life!

I am a mother of three and I work full time while enjoying as much of life as I can. This past year I have dedicated my time to becoming an advocate for the Spondylitis community. I look forward to building in all areas and bringing not only awareness but hopefully the courage and support for others to Kick Some AS too!

Although I am on medication, my symptoms are not currently controlled and I have been experiencing a whole new onset of symptoms this past year. I hope to bring fun and exciting ways for us to connect and raise awareness while supporting each other along the way. #KickSomeAS

Want to Start a New Support Group?

Starting a spondylitis support group can be a fulfilling and rewarding challenge. The knowledgeable volunteers who lead SAA-Sponsored Spondylitis Educational Support Groups play a vital role by providing a forum for those with spondylitis to connect and offer support. Interested in taking on this role?

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Contact Us

Spondylitis Association of America

16360 Roscoe Blvd.  Ste. 100
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Email

info@spondylitis.org

Toll Free Hotline

(800) 777-8189 U.S. only
or (818) 892-1616

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