Want to share your arthritis story and advocate for issues in the community to members of Congress?
Below are some tips on how to begin.
Have you been affected by Step-therapy?
Also known as “fail-first”- a troubling practice employed by a majority of insurers that forces patients to try therapies preferred by the insurance company before their doctor-prescribed medication will be approved, even when doctors are certain the initial therapies won’t be effective.
Which part of your body did you first start experiencing Juvenile Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms?
Why do people wait until new years to start setting health and fitness goals? If there is any time to reignite this, it’s when the weather is nice out!
Which medication did doctors prescribe you at the onset of your juvenile arthritis diagnosis?
Knowing your child’s educational rights is an important first step in managing their juvenile arthritis in the classroom.
Keeping it Real With Arthritis Stories
Whether you are living with rheumatoid arthritis or another type of arthritis, we all have a unique story that deserves to be voiced, heard and shared. Equally of importance, is showing an accurate depiction of those living with the disease and providing a real-life glance of who the person is– their interests, passions, hobbies, goals, career, likes, dislikes and so on, behind the veil of arthritis.
Not only can sharing our stories raise awareness but also illuminate our paths for us to see that we are not alone on this journey and have common experiences with one another.