Mariah is a writer and patient advocate who lives in Colorado with her husband and two young sons.
Diagnosed with RA at the age of 25, she works to empower patients and raise awareness about arthritis and other chronic illnesses. After learning firsthand the challenges of facing pregnancy and motherhood with RA, Mariah has become particularly passionate about supporting women with chronic illnesses who are or want to become mothers.
Since her diagnosis, Mariah has shared her story on her award winning blog From This Point. Forward. In addition to writing for RheumatoidArthritis.net, she also serves as the Arthritis Expert at Answers.com, contributes to advocacy efforts through the Arthritis Foundation and Seth’s 50 State Network, and serves as a panelist on Creaky Joint’s Joint Decisions program. Her family has raised over $25,000 for arthritis research since 2010. Mariah also runs a Facebook group called Mamas Facing Forward to provide support and community for moms (and moms-to-be!) living with chronic illnesses.