Phyllis Gregg Carrie Barnes
Guest Blogger

Carrie Barnes joined Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) in May 2023 as a guest blogger. Carrie is an active, adventure-seeking mother of two who lives in Ontario. She and her husband have been on many long-distance hikes and enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family. If she isn’t out on a run, you might find her trying a new recipe for her family or elbows deep in one of her many gardens. She works as a nurse at a local hospital and is an active member in her surrounding community.

Shortly after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2009, she became involved in her local arthritis clinic as a Patient Ambassador. Over the years, she has developed a passion for sharing her experiences of living with a chronic disease with others, highlighting moments of hope that have arisen in her own life, in and amongst the struggle of living with rheumatoid arthritis.