Wife and mother to three young children, Leanne Donaldson writes about family life and the struggles to manage daily life with several chronic illnesses. Diagnosed first with psoriatic arthritis, it was several years later when she was additionally diagnosed with rheumatoid factor negative rheumatoid arthritis. Managing the additional diagnosis has been difficult, but Leanne tries to focus each day on the positive while offering support, understanding, and education to others.
Leanne writes about parenting with chronic illness and her families adventures in homeschooling on her blog, Smiles and Sundays,. She hopes that by sharing her experiences, she will help others feel less isolated and allow loved ones a greater insight to what life is like with rheumatoid arthritis. Leanne hopes that she will be able to use her background in education and advocacy to spread awareness and understanding about rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.