About Jennifer Tousseau

In addition to editing and writing for SAID Support, Jennifer is a Autoinflammatory Alliance board member and support group moderator.

How Do You Find Normalcy with a Chronically Sick Child? When Does Life With a Periodic Fever Syndrome Become Normal?

Having a chronically sick child means your world gets turned upside down and inside out. You no longer get to live the normal life you once had or imagined for your child and your family. Routines change, friends may change, … Continue reading

The Pain of Autoinflammatory Diseases: Children and Adults Tell Us What a Flare Feels Like

 Pain. Hurt. Fire. Needles. Burning. Knives. Those are the words used by children and adults who have a systemic autoinflammatory disease (SAID). From diseases with sporadic attacks of inflammation, such as PFAPA, to the more chronic and damaging autoinflammatory diseases … Continue reading

Autoinflammatory Patients Share How NIH Research Saves Lives

What does the NIH do? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds and conducts research that has advanced all areas of health, from common diseases such as cancer and heart disease, to rare diseases such as autoinflammatory syndromes (aka, periodic … Continue reading