AHAASAKatie
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AHAASAKatie, October 5,  2020  9:55am EST
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Support Network’s Octoberfest of Encouragement and Friendship

Did you know that the Support Network & MyAFibExperience have about 25 conversation forums for survivors and caregivers of heart and stroke conditions?

As I read through all the comments each day, I see similarities in all the conversations.

  • Anxiety – for the future
  • Anger – at the experience
  • Grief- for what has been lost
  • Joy -for a positive future or health event anniversary.

Since this year has provided such upheaval and change, I am going to ask each of you to step outside of your comfort zone, go to a different condition area, say hello, post a response to a new person, and see what comfort and support you can provide to a stranger.

Let us bring the entire community together for a month of support. Your post can include appropriate photos, your favorite quote, words wisdom, or inspiration.

You might find how much better you feel for doing this. I can tell you that there are many mornings when I sit down to check the site, that I am discouraged or stressed (see my charcoal self-portrait from a few years ago).

By the time I am done reading, looking for resources, and responding with words of hope and encouragement, I always feel better.  

I hope that you find the same to be true during the Support Network’s Octoberfest of Encouragement and Friendship.  

Best

Katie Bahn
Community Manager
Support Network & MyAFibExperience

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