Francesca goes by Franki for short. Franki was born in Los Angeles and diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 15. She first noticed the inflammation in her elbows at volleyball practice. One doctor visit after another and she was diagnosed. Soon after, Franki had to give up volleyball and much of her life to try and get the disease under control. It was a long, tiring battle but she found the right medication and finally has her RA under control. She is now 22 years old and living in New York. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz in June of 2018 with a Bachelors in Psychology, Franki decided to save her degree for later and instead follow her dream of becoming the first successful model with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Franki is a virgo, a board game enthusiast, and loves coffee with her creamer. She believes in eating a plant based diet to relieve her pain and inflammation. In her spare time, she loves to explore the city, spend time with her friends, read, meditate, and listen to music.
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