An East Springfield woman diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease is crediting her love of exercise for giving her a new outlook on life.
Jamie Snider is a Jazzercise instructor in Albion, and four years ago, a sudden onset of a variety of symptoms left her severely fatigued to the point where just lifting her arms to wash or get dressed was painful she stopped doing what she loved — exercise.
But doctors told her to continue her passion.
“The exercise part of it and Jazzercise gave me the control back over my symptoms,” Snider said. “When you feel like everything is spiraling out of control and with autoimmune it really is because you have all these things going on and you can’t control it. This is the one thing I can do that I control and helps and I feel good about it.”