Kristy takes control of her Rheumatoid Arthritis before it takes control of her

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSMtEtfxPbY This is a pretty inspirational video on a young Australian woman diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Not only does it prove that arthritis doesn't discriminate as she was young, fit and active when her symptoms began, but it also shows how a positive outlook and quick action can help make this chronic disease more tolerable.

I’m Co-authoring a Book… Please send me some extra Spoons

As some of you know, I've sat on the Arthritis Foundation Leadership Council Board here in Chicago for a few years now. In that time, I've met a lot of really wonderful people who share a common passion... To spread awareness of and eventually find a cure for Arthritis; in all of its nasty forms. Speaking of … Continue reading I’m Co-authoring a Book… Please send me some extra Spoons

Juvenile Arthritis: Kids get Arthritis too

If I randomly said the word "arthritis" to someone, they would most likely conjure up an image of a grandparent complaining about achy joints. I for one used to always think of grandma Petrillo from the Golden Girls and that awful, menthol, medicinal scent of  joint creams like icy hot.  Most people don't hear the word "arthritis" and think of a … Continue reading Juvenile Arthritis: Kids get Arthritis too