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Biography

Lisa Copen is the founder of Rest Ministries, Inc., a Christian organization that serves people who live with chronic illness or pain. She is the editor of HopeKeepers Magazine and author of various books on chronic illness, including, "Mosaic Moments: Devotionals for the Chronically Ill"; and "Why Can't I Make People Understand? Discovering the validation those with chronic illness seek and why" an d"Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend." See http://www.restministris.org

She is also the founder and coordinator of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awarenes Week. Learn more at http://www.invisibleillness.com

She's lived with rheumatoid arthritis since 1993 and resides in San Diego with her husband and son.

Interests

Reading, writing, reaching out to people with chronic illness -- and of course -- being a good mom and wife.