The Rheumatology Initiative, TRI Ghana is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing education, advocacy and research into the autoimmune rheumatic conditions in Ghana and Africa. We ultimately aim to help in finding the causes and cure for autoimmune rheumatic conditions and providing support, services and hope to persons affected with these conditions and their loved ones. The Rheumatology Initiative, TRI Ghana seeks to increase awareness, provide information, tips and the latest advances in the care of people with autoimmune rheumatic diseases, with special focus on young and adolescent persons with these conditions. We seek to create advocacy for people with such conditions, and help to conduct research into the causes and treatment of such conditions.
Being with this family has made me believe there is a future brighter than I can ever imagine. Talk about encouragement, care, love and support and Rheusolute is up to the task. Being with this family gives me the assurance that I can achieve my dreams despite my health limitations. Thumbs up to a loving doctor, selfless caregivers and members who are full of hope...Forever remaining rheusolute #rising higher everyday until solutions of living well are revealed to everyone#.
I was happy to know I wasn't weird or living with an alien disease that there were others like me. tRi is my second family, always motivated by the inspiring contributions at the meetings. I am truly blessed to be a part of the group. God bless Dr. Dey and our Caregivers I will remain. Rheusolute
Initially, I felt all alone most of the time cos I didn't have any one to talk to concerning what I was going through. How ever, since I was added, I discovered a new family. We may not share blood but we are a family because when ever I felt low n reached out, someone was there to say something that just boosted my moral. I must say it has been a privilege to be part of this family. To have people who share similar conditions, some with even more serious disorders, put aside what ever they are going through personally and try to cheer you up. You guys have brightened many gloomy days with your talks, words of encouragement and by simply being yourselves. Thanks Dr Dey. God richly bless you for putting together this family.
I have been with Rheusolute from the onset. I felt at home from the very first day, because l finally found people who are also battling with AI. Young ones like me who understand my struggles to get simple things done without judging. We were strangers then but a family now, helping each other when the going gets tough, smiling through the pains and tears together, with a common goal of living a normal life not withstanding our diagnosis.
I had a relapse in July, last year. it was during that period that Dr. Dey introduced me to the group. She said I would get to know about the condition, know others who have similar conditions and how to live a more fulfilling life. I love being a Rheusoluter because, above every other thing that it does for me, it reminds me I am not alone.
Initially I thought diagnosis of an AI disorder was a sentence to death. I wondered how a young lady my age could live with such a condition. At a point people even made me feel it was more of a spiritual thing. But like we say 'in God's time He makes all thing beautiful'. Yeah, He does. In Jan 2015 I became a part of this super wonderful family, Rheusolute. A family that provides love, hope and support for all. Where you find soul sisters and brothers, great friends, aunties and uncles. Because of Rheusolute, I can actually see the beautiful side of life again, knowing that I am not alone in this battle, knowing that it's not spiritual but a medical condition that can be managed.
Being at first meeting of Rheusolute. I was inspired by the people I met. Why? Everyone looked so beautiful but i later learnt that almost everybody in that room had a challenge. What I see today is not different from what I hoped it would be. A group of people with varied backgrounds but have one thing in common - each is living with an auto immune condition. The support, in whatever form for one another is great. We each to an extent understand what the other maybe going through and we are there for one another.
My first impression about the group was that I would be getting a family that understands my problems and I would be able 2 share issues with. A family that would encourage each other. I am grateful to God that this has been fulfilled. The Rhesolute I know, has grown a lot. We have been given members who have grown into friends and loved ones who care a lot about each other. This gives you the strength to face any situation you find yourself in. You get to realise that you are not alone. I have become closer to the Rheusolute group than any other group I've ever joined. God bless Rhesolute, God bless Our Doctors
I remember when Dr Dey told me about Rheusolute and tRi. She asked me if I wanted to join but initially I was apprehensive because I wasn't sure I would really get much support. My curiosity made me go for one of the meetings eventually. I have to admit though, that I was a bit lost for the first 30 minutes because everybody seemed to know each other but as the meeting went on, I began to appreciate how loving and caring the members of the group were to one another. It has been over a year now since I joined the group. Frankly speaking, the group has had a great impact in my life. Every meeting has its own benefits. I have learnt to manage my lupus better. I've been taught how to control my diet, the type of exercises to engage in and most importantly, I have been encouraged to take my drugs seriously for better management of my SLE.