stacie smith

STACIE SMITH: Living with an RA diagnosis

I love the water. Being near a water source gives me an immense sense of tranquility.

Last summer, I took two of my sons — Sammy and Paxton and Sammy’s best friend — to the beach in Muskegon. I packed a cooler, a beach tent and chairs for all of us. It was an extremely windy day and attempting to set up the tent for the first time was comical at best.