Today is the big day! I’m so, so, so excited! Because I know timezones are tricky, this will be on Facebook Live at:
- 5:30pm ET
- 4:30pm CT
- 2:30pm PT
Who Is Dr. Michele Arnold, MD?
- Dr. Michele Arnold, MD practices as a physiatrist at Swedish Spine, Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine – Bellevue, WA.
- She specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuromuscular medicine, spinal cord injury medicine, and sports medicine.
- She is committed to high quality EMG and nerve conduction studies, producing unequalled report results, minimizing patient discomfort, communicating results clearly to patients at their visit, and collaborating with their other health care providers. Her passion is seeing independence flourish in the lives of those with injury, illness, or disability.
- Dr. Arnold is married with two daughters and enjoys running, downhill skiing, hiking, mountaineering, and traveling.
Who Is Sunny Brous Erasmus?
- Sunny Brous Erasmus was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2015, right before her 28th birthday.
- Her mantra is “no apologies, no excuses, no regrets.” She has been blogging about life, ALS, modifications, and her life with her husband and her chocolate lab.
- Sunny has embraced her walking stick, “Phil,” named after Phil Dunphy from “Modern Family,” and her scooter, “Garth,” named after Garth Brooks. She’s on round 12 of Radicava infusions – with she takes through her port, “Paula” – with no obvious signs of additional progression. It’s what she calls a “no news is good news” situation.
- She was forced to leave her beloved job as director of development and events for a nonprofit, but she and Kenneth have looked on the bright side. They’re using what Sunny calls her “retirement” as an opportunity to check things off their bucket lists.
- More about sunny in this video blog: https://alsadotorg.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/sunny-brous-erasmus-aslong-as-were-here-were-in-this-together/
MORE ABOUT PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH HEALTH
- Providence St. Joseph Health is a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health is a human right. With 51 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing, and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 119,000 caregivers serving communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington with system offices based in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif. Under Dr. Rod Hochman’s leadership, PSJH is transforming health care for the future through digital innovation, genomics and scientific wellness, population health, and outreach to those who are poor and vulnerable.
- Our heritage dates back 160 years when the Sisters of Providence and, later, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange traversed a rugged frontier to bring health care, education and other social services to the American West. The sisters have always believed health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege. That is why, together, as a family of organizations, we use our collective voice to advocate for those who are poor and vulnerable and needed reforms in health care.