What makes you feel independent?
Sharing your medical story with a new friend, partner, or acquaintance can feel a little daunting.
Amanda Winn, Executive Director of the Children’s Healing Center, is a Vita Collective leader with a passion for fun fitness, inspiring reads, and connecting with others over a big mug of coffee
Going through a medical crisis is hard enough on its own. Combine that strain with being a young adult
whose friends may be struggling to relate to an illness and, man, it’s a tough spot to be in.
Janna Sikma is a horse riding, duck loving, baking, dancing, reading, gardening machine. She is also our Vita Collective co-leader!
Vita (/ˈvītə,ˈvē-/) noun: life, a brief biography
Collective (/kəˈlektiv/) adjective: done by people acting as a group
We are a social group of adolescents and young adults (AYA), ages 18-26, with medical conditions that weaken immune systems put by young adults in the same situation. Side by side, we share empathetic relationships in a fun and casual environment. Vita Collective hosts typical social experiences such as game nights, yoga and grill outs as a program of Children’s Healing Center and AYA Movement. We continuously develop a close-knit community of young adults doing life together.
To learn more or find out when our next program is, click below to email our group leader Janna.