Episode 42 - Clipping Through Education
This week’s episode features Savannah Lohnes - a second year university student from Windsor living with Juvenile Arthritis. Savannah starts off by remembering the time when she woke up bed ridden; she couldn’t get out of bed. Previously, her dad was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and to no surprise, Savannah was diagnosed with JA and then later Hemochromatosis. Natasha and Savannah both bond over being diagnosed with the same condition at 13, thinking it’s due to a sports injury, being high achievers in school and what that actually came to be. Savannah played competitive soccer all her life but had to stop when she was diagnosed. However, Savannah still incorporated her love for sports in a less rigorous way - recreationally. The conversation continues to go through the school timeline and the differences accommodations were like from elementary school to high school and finally now to university. Finally, they end off the episode talking about Savannah’s initiative, Clips 4 a Cause. Using her love for arts and crafts, she creates resin-based clips and donates a portion of the proceeds to charity.
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