Type of Warrior: Sjögren’s
Hi there! My name is Arianna, I’m 17, and I love to crochet. I’ve been diagnosed with Lyme disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and Gastroparesis over the past 6 years.
Ever since COVID became a part of our world, and as my health became increasingly complicated, I started to feel isolated and restless being in my house 24/7. I experimented with acrylic and oil paints but found more fulfillment in crocheting. I started by crocheting plushies (think zebras, hippos, whales, birds, axolotls, cows, turtles, reindeer, etc) but recently I’ve really enjoyed making things like afghans, baby blankets, cardigans, sweater vests, flower bouquets, and little hearts!
I honestly love the process of crocheting something as much as the finished product, but my absolute favorite thing is knowing that my work might help someone feel less alone in their struggles.
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