Autoimmune Disease Support Group

Our  Mascots are Marlie and Wilson!  

Meeting Minutes - February, 2018

In Attendance:  14

Donations In Can $92  Thank you everyone for your kind generosity. Without you we could not continue!

Cost of Operation per month $100

ICE BREAKER:  Name someone you know/love who has impacted your life in a positive way

GAME:  Our Annual Happy Valentines’ Day Card Game!!!  Everyone went home with a V-Day card which was written in by each person at the table! (anonymously)!  Pat and I saved ours to open on the 14th!  We were touched beyond belief! We send our love out to ALL of our members, those who came out, as well as all of those of you who could not; and most especially for those of you who are physically unable. (Don’t forget, you can be with us at the table via computer! Just email us and Patrick will get you set up!)


  1. One member asked for suggestions for getting a good night’s sleep with pain.  Members readily chimed in with the following suggestions:
    1. Medical Marijuana (Thank You Pat H. for agreeing to share the wealth of knowledge you have on this topic at the April meeting!
    2. Kratom (can be found in tea form, herbal) for further info check out this website:  obviously there are many many websites out there. When gathering information, just be wary if the site you are reading is a site that sells what you are researching, as the info they give you can be directed at the sale of the product.  There is also an amazing episode of “Pharmacopeia” which is really informative.  Here’s a link for that:  And also, a YouTube video by Dr. Sanjay Gupta it’s a 5 min. video that deals with the benefits of Kratom use as well as the road blocks to our country regulating its production or even doing research to study it.  Click here:
  2. Our own Addie is working on her business’s website and adding a T-Shirt design for us as a fundraiser!  THANK YOU ADDIE!!!

Next Meeting:  Saturday March 10th, 2018

ICE BREAKER:  What song is your MANTRA?  Or go-to song when your mind is idle, or you are just humming randomly?  It doesn’t even have to make sense to anyone else but you!  If it lifts your spirits or you connect with it in some way.  If you don’t yet have a Mantra Song, keep a listen on the radio!  It will come to you!!!  (remember sharing is optional. No one is forced to share!)