My name is Wendy Riese. I am a mother of two children and a New York City public school teacher. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, dining out, traveling, and exercising. I was diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis ten years ago. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease and presently there is no cure for it. When I first received my diagnosis, I felt devastated! Since then, I have tried various treatments for my disease. I am fortunate that my current treatment is helping me to live a better quality of life. My hope is that one day there will be a cure for the approximately 100 million individuals affected worldwide!