“ Great. A positive and informative group to be in. ”
— Kynda on Jun 11, 2016.
“ Diane does a great job of setting up so many meetings and get-togethers. She goes to the trouble of copying articles and info she comes across and shares it with the group. ”
— Lynn on Mar 19, 2016.
“ Very informative, everyone was friendly. I hope to get to know more people at future meetups. ”
— Tracye on Mar 16, 2016.
“ Good to see you too Donna! You always make people feel welcome. It was good to get to attend. Great meeting, so much information to share. I am privileged to know each of you. ”
— Celeste C. on Feb 13, 2016.
“ Great group of warm, supportive friends! ”
— Susan D. on Nov 20, 2015.
“ I have been attending for several years now, and the people in this group are non judgemental, listen, understand, and provide support and compassion and a shoulder to lean on to any person in the group in need. I always leave feeling uplifted after meeting with the group for coffee on Friday mornings. Just knowing that they all suffer similiar ups and downs on a daily basis bonds us together. To have others that understand what it feels like to "not want to face another day in pain" while laying in bed contemplating whether to get up or not..... is priceless ! Knowing others are supporting you to get out of bed and face the day..... and live....that is what this group is about. And I commend Diane for putting this group together. ”
— Jeff Y on Aug 24, 2015.
“ Very diverse and casual group. No pressure, no fixed format. Many different diagnoses, treatments and doctors. A great learning and sharing group. ”
— Barbara on Aug 22, 2015.
“ Great meeting. Love the people in our group. ”
— Saunia C. on Aug 1, 2015.
“ The best. I feel that I can talk with other people who understand and don't judge. I don't go ever Friday due to health, but when I do it makes me feel a lot better. ”
— Kim on May 8, 2015.
“ Great group of individuals that are friends, helpful and give you a sense of belonging. I am learned a great deal from this group and it&amp;#039;s been wonderful having people who understand what you are going through because they are too. ”
— Dona M. on Feb 26, 2015.
“ AWESOME!!!! There is so much to learn from each other... and I just can't wait to learn... :) I love these episodes!! ”
— ronney on Feb 15, 2015.
“ supportive group ”
— Debbie M. on Feb 12, 2015.
“ Great. It is nice having the opportunity to talk with other people in similar medical situation(s), chronic pain, and often financial burden that comes with it all. And good to laugh and have some joy come out of what can and often is a dark place. ”
— Beverly E. on Dec 15, 2014.
“ Hoping to join you in November at your new spot. I came to a few meetings in 2013. Have been progressively worse since 2013. Anyway, its reassuring to know that support is a few miles away.I'm in Peoria so will go to the North Valley group. Looking forward to meet and support. ”
— Shelley M. on Oct 4, 2014.
“ I am happy to be part of this group! Nice people who have a wealth of helpful information to share, ”
— Junette B. on Jun 29, 2014.
“ Wonderful people. Thank you for the welcome. ”
— Kim T. on May 21, 2014.
“ Great! ”
— Rosalie R. on May 19, 2014.
“ I can't wait till the next one. ”
— Debra on Apr 6, 2014.
“ You are going to do a great job, Deena! ”
— Donna-Lee K. on Apr 2, 2014.
“ I have felt SO welcomed by this group :-). I appreciate how the conversations flow and when you leave you feel more energized in your spirit at least! Some groups you feel almost depressed after, BUT W/THIS ONE, it is fun socialization combined with support. And the new chat feature every Thurs. PM starting at 7:00 is so great too that has just been added. I will continue to be a part of this group! <3 Kristina DesJardins & service dog Patriot ”
— Kristina D. on Mar 27, 2014.
“ I love this group and am glad I found them. We all seem to have different versions of Fibromyalgia or don&#039;t even have Fibromyalgia, but we all understand each other and help each other :) ”
— Angela H on Feb 2, 2014.
“ It was really nice to meet so many of you at the coffee group this morning! Thanks for listening, I was having a really hard time this week and just talking with some of you helped me put things in perspective. See you next time! ”
— Carolyn on Jan 24, 2014.
“ A fun, kind group of people ”
— Kelley on Jan 3, 2014.
“ Thanks everyone! I felt so encouraged by meeting you all. God bless you and hope to see you soon! ”
— Mary B. on Dec 5, 2013.
“ Excellent group. Interactive members and great leader. ”
— Sidne T. on Dec 2, 2013.
“ A nice and welcoming group! (and the pets too!) ”
— Kim R. on Nov 27, 2013.
“ It's a great place to meet people and to learn some news ways of coping! ”
— Kristi on Nov 1, 2013.
“ Everyone is very understanding and supportive in this group. It is wonderful to be among people that are also suffering from the same illness. You often feel so alone with this illness, and do not have a lot of support from your friends and family. They simply do not any true compression about our illness. Attending this support group, allows you to be among those that understand. ”
— Ewa on Oct 25, 2013.
“ Awesome! ”
— GinMarie on Oct 25, 2013.
“ Good group with lots of information. Leader keeps meeting moving without being rude. ”
— Ken C. on Aug 9, 2013.
“ This is a very interested group of individuals that are searching to find answers for their conditions. A wonderful leader in Diane Kennelly. ”
— Kenneth F. Muhich D. on Aug 5, 2013.
“ This was a great meeting for anyone suffering from this affliction. The leader, Diane is very well prepared to host this kind of thing. ”
— Casey F. on Aug 2, 2013.
“ I so grateful that I found this group! Everyone was so nice and welcoming to me. Thanks, for making me feel comfortable. Diane, thank you for all the valuable information and handouts to read. That will be so helpful! ”
— stacey on May 24, 2013.
“ Diane is a well prepared organizer. I have many, many handouts to read over and share with my spouse to educate him with what it is that I have to "deal" with daily. No, a simple aspirin will not take the pain and feeling of worthlessness away. My pain is not your pain...it is very different. Thank you Diane for all the literature. Thank you to Wayne for making me feel very accepted. I wasn't sure what to expect...and Wayne made it much easier. ”
— Fleurde-Lee on Apr 26, 2013.
“ good tosee everyone that came out too bad you all misses a great time ”
— shari h. on Feb 3, 2013.
“ Since I lived far West, I will only be attending the New North Support Group. Please come to this group and keep it going. ”
— Arlene D. C. on Jan 8, 2013.
“ The group seemed supportive of each other. A meetup of this kind is necessary for those of us with pain. ”
— Brian on Jan 5, 2013.
“ Thx for having all the info packets! ”
— Cher on Dec 3, 2012.
“ Excellent: info, caring, compassion and people. Highly recommend ”
— Cindy K on Nov 9, 2012.
“ LOTS OF INFORMATION ~ NOW JUST TO RETAIN IT ALL! ”
— DEBBIE on Sep 26, 2012.
“ They have been more than generous in not drumming me out of the group over my pain issues and my not showing up!! Diane offers a lot of good information as well. She's great. ”
— HARRIET H. on Sep 7, 2012.
“ LOVE UM! ”
— Mary B. on Jul 16, 2012.
“ I would like to see us focus more on education. ”
— Diane P. on Jun 15, 2012.
“ AWSOME!!!!!!!!!! ”
— Kathy M. on May 11, 2012.
“ Because of conflicts, I miss the regular meetings, but the pie day and other events are wonderful. It's really good to be with people who understand and can be supportive of each other. ”
— jodi on Apr 6, 2012.
“ Looking forward to meeting up with them! ”
— Karen R. on Feb 16, 2012.
“ Our meetup group is just plain simply people, happy, loving and accepting of who we are. It's a wonderful place to exchange new information and give support to others like ourselves. It is such a benefit to belong. ”
— Joann D. on Nov 19, 2011.
“ I like these meetings alot it does help me get through week to week. ”
— WAYNE on Jul 9, 2011.
“ Very helpful and supportive so thankful to have this group! ”
— Laurie F on Jul 8, 2011.
“ It is very helpful to talk to others and learn their experiences. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly. This is the 1st support group I have ever been part of and it is very worthwhile. ”
— Mindy A. on Apr 15, 2011.
“ thx for the depression kit! super cute ”
— jennifer w. on Mar 10, 2011.
“ It is good news!!!! I think of it as a place to go and share with those who truly understand and hopefully help others feel understood and encouraged as they live life with the fibro , though the fibro, and in spite of the fibro. ”
— Deena S. on Dec 14, 2010.
“ I am glad it is available. ”
— Lisa W on Aug 13, 2010.
“ Awesome! ”
— Chris M. on Aug 7, 2010.
“ It's a good group from which to receive information on resources regarding Fibromyalgia, CFS, related conditions, etc. Today the coffee shop was not as noisy. It is situated in a very nice part of town and has a nice, homey feel. ”
— Anita R. on Aug 7, 2010.
“ If you are seeking a true support group here it is. If you want information here it is. ”
— Erin on Jun 12, 2010.
“ What a great bunch of people just wanting to feel there are others dealing with the same issues, FMS and CFS can be very lonely conditions...these people give you a feeling of hope!!!! ”
— Larry H. on Apr 8, 2010.