Stories of Yes

Nearly 60 million Americans battle arthritis, but that’s a huge number to wrap your head around. Seeing the stories of real people and how arthritis affects their lives helps put a face to the disease and reminds us of why our work to change lives is so crucial every day.

Stories of Yes

Stories of Yes Archive

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Meet a Drummer Who’s Beating Arthritis

Steve Michaels is a young man who’s been through a lot, dealing with the challenges of arthritis while growing up.

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Helping the Hispanic Community Through Our Helpline

Our Helpline’s own Iris Rodriguez is excited about what’s to come for the Hispanic community from the Arthritis Foundation.

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The Ride of a Lifetime Year After Year

Pete Staylor said he'd do it once. This year's California Coast Classic will be his 19th time. He has made lifelong friends through his years of cycling to help conquer arthritis.

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Spotlight on Sachi Arya: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Keep Trying

Sachi Arya climbs mountains, literally. But everyday tasks can seem like a mountain to people who are hurting from arthritis pain. And everyone’s mountain is different. Sachi offers encouraging words to help you climb yours.

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Erika Warner Poland: Arthritis Support for the LGBTQIA Community

An arthritis patient and health care provider shares here story and calls for better support for LGBTQ+ patients with arthritis.

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Arthritis Foundation 2022 Pathways Conference

Outstanding Arthritis Foundation volunteers were honored at the 2022 Pathways Conference.

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New Arthritis Foundation Leader Talks About the Journey Ahead

Today, as I begin my tenure as President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, I want to take a moment to share some of my thoughts as I step into this important role.

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An Arthritis Patient’s Journey With CBD

We recently connected with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient and Arthritis Foundation volunteer Ron Lev to find out more about his personal experience with CBD.

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Natalie Decker Named Champion Ambassador for Arthritis

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Natalie Decker kicks off Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month in July to support and inspire kids battling arthritis.

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Celebrating Everyday Wins

Having been diagnosed with arthritis at age one, Lisa Bloom doesn’t let arthritis define her.

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A New and Better You With Mind Body Stress Reduction

As you explore breath work, meditation and mindful body movements, you can learn new tools to not only reduce stress, but to also be present in each moment.

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Vim Champion: Tiffany Coffman

As an arthritis patient and longtime Arthritis Foundation volunteer, Tiffany has found ways to give back — and to encourage others. She also recommends trying the new Vim app.

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Natalie Decker

Most of my life, I’ve known two things for certain: 1) I always wanted to be a NASCAR driver; and 2) being born with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) would not stop me from pursuing a fulfilling, active life.

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King of the Hill in Fighting Chronic Pain

Helen King is a longtime Arthritis Foundation volunteer who has made a significant impact locally (Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey) in the fight against arthritis.

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Travis Salmon

Travis Salmon is a Chronic Strength Champion, which means he doesn’t just take control of his pain — he battles back.

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Yoga: So Much More Than Just Movement

Tune in to this episode to learn how you can start incorporating yoga practice into your daily routine today.

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Cristina Schaefer

Cristina Schaefer is a Chronic Strength Champion, which means she doesn’t just take control of her pain — she battles back. Read to learn how Cristina has found ways to overcome her rheumatoid arthritis.

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Team PLC

This is the second of two profiles this month of people who are sharing their experiences as members of the Arthritis Foundation’s Patient Leadership Council (PLC).

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Katie Roberts

Katie Roberts is a Chronic Strength Champion, which means she doesn’t just take control of her pain — she battles back. Read to learn how Katie has found ways to overcome her psoriatic arthritis.

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Make Time for Mindful Movement

This month, Pain Awareness Month, we must raise awareness to others about the debilitating pain arthritis can bring and how it can affect our ability to do the things we want, need and love to do.

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From Patient to Patient Leader: Every Voice Counts

We are spotlighting two people this month who are sharing their experiences as members of the Arthritis Foundation’s Patient Leadership Council (PLC).

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Tonya Horton

Tonya Horton is a Chronic Strength Champion, which means she doesn’t just take control of her pain — she battles back.  Read to learn how Tonya has found ways to overcome her osteoarthritis.

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How to Find Trusted Arthritis Info

During this episode, I share with Rebecca and Julie how to evaluate a health article for credibility and where to go to find the latest information about your type of arthritis.

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Sachi Arya

Sachi Arya is a Chronic Strength Champion, which means he doesn’t just take control of his pain — he battles back.  Read to learn how Sachi has found ways to overcome his osteoarthritis.

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Back to School & College During COVID, Part 2

Tune in to this episode for the latest on education rights and COVID-19.

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A Formula for Success: Natalie Decker Is Driven to Beat Arthritis

NASCAR driver and arthritis warrior Natalie Decker shares her formula to make it to the finish line in this Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast episode.

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The California Coast Classic Is a Family Affair for These Riders

Six Kennedys put their mettle to the pedal at this year’s 21st annual bike tour in support of family and millions who have arthritis.

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Life Threw Her a Curveball, but Jenna Becker’s a Slugger

“Arthritis may be a part of us, but it does not define us. Anything is possible if you believe in yourself.”

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Aspen Finds Her Peace and Place Living With JA

Daughter of Chil Wellness founder has made major progress, thanks to her dad’s natural solutions.

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Arthritis-Related Conditions

During the episode we discuss some of the conditions that commonly go with different types of arthritis and how they are related.

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This SJIA Family Thrives in a New Setting

This SJIA Family Thrives in a New Setting

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Men In Chronic Pain: Being a Dad With Arthritis

Remember: You are not alone. It’s OK to talk about how you feel. And know that me and tens of thousands of other dads living with arthritis are right here if you need us.

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Get the Facts on Gout — A Painful Disease That Targets Men

Get the Facts on Gout — A Painful Disease That Targets Men

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Creating a Joint-Friendly Workspace

Listen to the latest episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast to learn strategies to keep your joints healthy at work.

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Men in Chronic Pain

This June, during Men’s Health Month, we’re focused on helping people with arthritis take back control of their mental and physical health by teaching them when and how to ask for help with pain.

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Turning Aspirations into Goals

In the latest episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast, Dr. Dawn Eckhoff joined us to discuss the art of goal setting in managing the chronic pain of arthritis.  

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My Rheumatoid Arthritis Journey to Wellness and Empowerment

My Rheumatoid Arthritis Journey to Wellness and Empowerment

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The First Wealth is Health

In the latest episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast we talked to Dr. Dattilo about the relationship between body image, self-esteem and arthritis.

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Fighting Three Life-threatening Conditions, Skylar Is a True Inspiration

Fighting Three Life-threatening Conditions, Skylar Is a True Inspiration

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Sharing Arthritis Patient COVID-19 Experiences

Sharing Arthritis Patient COVID-19 Experiences

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Young Adult Spotlight: Shane Cox – A Voice for the Invisible

Young Adult Spotlight: Shane Cox – A Voice for the Invisible

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The Core of Our Arthritis Community

More than 250 volunteers provide support and connections as forum moderators and support group facilitators.

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Volunteers Drive Our Advocacy Work

From local communities to state legislatures and policy makers to the federal level, volunteers fuel the Arthritis Foundation’s advocacy success.

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National Volunteer Week Spotlight:Community Leaders Bring Us Closer to a Cure

National Volunteer Week Spotlight:Community Leaders Bring Us Closer to a Cure

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National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Community Leaders Bring Us Closer to a Cure

National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Community Leaders Bring Us Closer to a Cure

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Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki Talks About Her RA

Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki Talks About Her RA

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Occupational Therapy Benefits for Arthritis

Occupational Therapy Benefits for Arthritis

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Getting Back to Gardening

Getting Back to Gardening

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In a fog with your arthritis

In a fog with your arthritis

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New: Virtual Veterans Live Yes! Connect Group

New: Virtual Veterans Live Yes! Connect Group

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Mindful Eating & Weight Loss

Mindful Eating & Weight Loss

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Taking Control of My Arthritis Through Advocacy

Taking Control of My Arthritis Through Advocacy

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JA Mom Urges Families to Join a JA Connect Group

JA Mom Urges Families to Join a JA Connect Group

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COVID-19: One Year Later

COVID-19: One Year Later

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A Message of Love for Galentine’s Day

A Message of Love for Galentine’s Day

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National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Community Leaders Bring Us Closer to a Cure

National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Community Leaders Bring Us Closer to a Cure

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I Hate Arthritis. But I Love Someone Who Has It.

I Hate Arthritis. But I Love Someone Who Has It.

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Medical Cannabis & Arthritis

Medical Cannabis & Arthritis

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#WeLiveYes: Rachel’s COVID-19 Vaccine Journey

#WeLiveYes: Rachel’s COVID-19 Vaccine Journey

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Microbiome, Gut Health & Arthritis: Follow Your Gut?

Microbiome, Gut Health & Arthritis: Follow Your Gut?

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Chef Michael Symon’s Recipe for Easing Arthritis Pain

Chef Michael Symon’s Recipe for Easing Arthritis Pain

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Honoring the Best in Rheumatology

Honoring the Best in Rheumatology

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I Am Jessica, an Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient, and Now a COVID-19 Survivor

I Am Jessica, an Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient, and Now a COVID-19 Survivor

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Mind Over Stress: Finding the Right Balance

Mind Over Stress: Finding the Right Balance

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“I want to find a cure for arthritis. Don’t you?”

“I want to find a cure for arthritis. Don’t you?”

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‘Gratifood’ — Giving Thanks for Health and Comfort Foods That Fight Inflammation

‘Gratifood’ — Giving Thanks for Health and Comfort Foods That Fight Inflammation

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Meaghan Victory Pays it Forward by Caring for Others

Meaghan Victory Pays it Forward by Caring for Others

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ACR Honors Arthritis Foundation Advisor

ACR Honors Arthritis Foundation Advisor

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Food as Medicine? Can What We Eat Help Ease Symptoms?

Food as Medicine? Can What We Eat Help Ease Symptoms?

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#Live Yes and Be Stronger than JA

#Live Yes and Be Stronger than JA

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#LiveYes & Fight for Better Access to Care

#LiveYes & Fight for Better Access to Care

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Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of Clark Middleton

Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of Clark Middleton

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Paula Abdul’s Joyful Outlook Keeps Her Dancing Past the Pain

Paula Abdul’s Joyful Outlook Keeps Her Dancing Past the Pain

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How a Toe Injury Gave Dr. Travis Stork Arthritis

How a Toe Injury Gave Dr. Travis Stork Arthritis

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Finding Your Fit(ness) 

Finding Your Fit(ness) 

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The Pain Experience is Personal – A Journey of Trial & Error

The Pain Experience is Personal – A Journey of Trial & Error

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It’s Manly to Admit Your Pain – My Journey to Do Just That

It’s Manly to Admit Your Pain – My Journey to Do Just That

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A Remote Bike Ride of a Lifetime

A Remote Bike Ride of a Lifetime

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Patient Perspectives: Navigating Telemedicine Throughout the Pandemic

Patient Perspectives: Navigating Telemedicine Throughout the Pandemic

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Back to School in COVID-19? Know Your Rights!

Back to School in COVID-19? Know Your Rights!

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Keep on Movin’ – Don’t Stop!

Keep on Movin’ – Don’t Stop!

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Fight or Flight? TeleMental Health to the Rescue!

Fight or Flight? TeleMental Health to the Rescue!

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Episode 14: Arthritis Pain & Surgery

Episode 14: Arthritis Pain & Surgery

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#WeLiveYes – Trying Telemedicine

#WeLiveYes – Trying Telemedicine

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#WeLiveYes Take Care of Yourself, Emotionally & Physically

#WeLiveYes Take Care of Yourself, Emotionally & Physically

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Meet Julie Ann Campbell: One of Our Newest Foundation Sponsored Fellows!

Meet Julie Ann Campbell: One of Our Newest Foundation Sponsored Fellows!

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Chronically Awesome Tips for Working from Home

Chronically Awesome Tips for Working from Home

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“Real Housewives” Star Emily Simpson’s Hip New Reality

“Real Housewives” Star Emily Simpson’s Hip New Reality

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The Many Benefits of Walking - On the Latest Episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast

The Many Benefits of Walking - On the Latest Episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast

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Community Threads Drive Fundraising Efforts

Community Threads Drive Fundraising Efforts

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Survive & Thrive: Together in Isolation

Survive & Thrive: Together in Isolation

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Gerica's Tips for the "New" Normal

Gerica's Tips for the "New" Normal

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Arthritis Myths? Busted – On the Latest Episode of Live Yes! With Arthritis

Arthritis Myths? Busted – On the Latest Episode of Live Yes! With Arthritis

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How Can I Be of Service to Others?

How Can I Be of Service to Others?

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Managing Mental Health & Emotional Wellness: “We Must Go Through Them”

Managing Mental Health & Emotional Wellness: “We Must Go Through Them”

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Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast- Episode 8: Stay Home Ergonomically

Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast- Episode 8: Stay Home Ergonomically

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#WeLiveYes – Connect & Care with the Arthritis Community

#WeLiveYes – Connect & Care with the Arthritis Community

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Meet Emily Hause: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

Meet Emily Hause: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

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It’s Easy to Walk With Ease

It’s Easy to Walk With Ease

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Teen Fighting JA Says Knowledge Is Power

Teen Fighting JA Says Knowledge Is Power

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Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast- Episode 7: Coronavirus & Arthritis

Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast- Episode 7: Coronavirus & Arthritis

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A Mother’s Fight to Free Her Son From Pain

A Mother’s Fight to Free Her Son From Pain

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Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast: Episode 6 - Reframing Pain

Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast: Episode 6 - Reframing Pain

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The Coronavirus: What People With Arthritis Need to Know

The Coronavirus: What People With Arthritis Need to Know

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2020 WTCA Youth National Honorees

2020 WTCA Youth National Honorees

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Tackling Relationships & Arthritis - Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast

Tackling Relationships & Arthritis - Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast

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For Ana Villafañe, the Stage is a Passion, a Career – and Arthritis Therapy

For Ana Villafañe, the Stage is a Passion, a Career – and Arthritis Therapy

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Real Talk About Love & Relationships With Arthritis

Real Talk About Love & Relationships With Arthritis

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Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast: Episode 4 - You Want Me to Exercise?

Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast: Episode 4 - You Want Me to Exercise?

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Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast – Episode 3: Trendy Diets

Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast – Episode 3: Trendy Diets

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Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast-Episode 2-Mindfulness

Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast-Episode 2-Mindfulness

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Greyson Chess Keeps Plugging Away

Greyson Chess Keeps Plugging Away

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54 Million Reasons to Give on #GivingTuesday

54 Million Reasons to Give on #GivingTuesday

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Sisters by Birth, Friends by Choice

Sisters by Birth, Friends by Choice

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Kristen McAllister: She Is Hope and Determination

Kristen McAllister: She Is Hope and Determination

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Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast-Episode 1

Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast-Episode 1

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Dr. Rowland W. (Bing) Chang Becomes an ACR Master

Dr. Rowland W. (Bing) Chang Becomes an ACR Master

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Not Even Arthritis Can Slow Down This Female NASCAR Driver

Not Even Arthritis Can Slow Down This Female NASCAR Driver

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New Mom Says Treat RA Like a Friend

New Mom Says Treat RA Like a Friend

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Finding Her Light Within

Finding Her Light Within

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Raising the Patient Voice in the Military

Raising the Patient Voice in the Military

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Elevating the Patient Voice

Elevating the Patient Voice

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Iris Jordan – 2019 Jingle Bell Run National Youth Honoree

Iris Jordan – 2019 Jingle Bell Run National Youth Honoree

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Meet Uptej Khalsa: One of Our Newest Foundation-sponsored Fellows!

Meet Uptej Khalsa: One of Our Newest Foundation-sponsored Fellows!

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Bonnie Simpson Mason Used to Mend Bones. Now She Nurtures Dreams.

Bonnie Simpson Mason Used to Mend Bones. Now She Nurtures Dreams.

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Meet YOUR Patient Leadership Council

Meet YOUR Patient Leadership Council

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2019 Live Yes! Conference of Champions — Looking Out for Arthritis Patients

2019 Live Yes! Conference of Champions — Looking Out for Arthritis Patients

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2019 Evening of Honors: Best of the Best Among Arthritis Volunteers

2019 Evening of Honors: Best of the Best Among Arthritis Volunteers

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So, She Rode Her Bike Down the California Coast

So, She Rode Her Bike Down the California Coast

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How Gaye Jacques Is Making Arthritis a Priority in the 2020 Election

How Gaye Jacques Is Making Arthritis a Priority in the 2020 Election

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Patients Tell Us About CBD Use

Patients Tell Us About CBD Use

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Dr. Mary Crow, Champion of Yes in New York

Dr. Mary Crow, Champion of Yes in New York

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Chicago Area Firefighter Goes All Out to Help Extinguish Arthritis

Chicago Area Firefighter Goes All Out to Help Extinguish Arthritis

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New “Lesson Plans” Designed to Improve Patient Outcomes

New “Lesson Plans” Designed to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Stronger Than Arthritis

Stronger Than Arthritis

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Wait, Kids Get Arthritis?

Wait, Kids Get Arthritis?

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It’s Not in Your Head

It’s Not in Your Head

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It Doesn’t Have to Be Visible to Be Real

It Doesn’t Have to Be Visible to Be Real

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Rose Family: Stronger Together

Rose Family: Stronger Together

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Defying Gravity: Athlete and Dancer Reesa Partida Takes RA in Stride

Defying Gravity: Athlete and Dancer Reesa Partida Takes RA in Stride

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Embracing the Arthritis Community: What Makes Helen King So Passionate

Embracing the Arthritis Community: What Makes Helen King So Passionate

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Teen Memoir: “My Life Because of You”

Teen Memoir: “My Life Because of You”

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Meg Maley Joins the Arthritis Foundation to #AdvocateforArthritis

Meg Maley Joins the Arthritis Foundation to #AdvocateforArthritis

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Meet Nikita Goswami, Jane Wyman Foundation-sponsored Pediatric Fellow

Meet Nikita Goswami, Jane Wyman Foundation-sponsored Pediatric Fellow

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Advocates Share Their Stories to Empower Change

Advocates Share Their Stories to Empower Change

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World Juvenile Arthritis Day: Help Shine a Light on JA

World Juvenile Arthritis Day: Help Shine a Light on JA

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2019 Advocacy Summit – A Busy First Day Readies Advocates for a Day on Capitol Hill

2019 Advocacy Summit – A Busy First Day Readies Advocates for a Day on Capitol Hill

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Movie Maker Deborah Snyder Knows What Real Super Power Is

Movie Maker Deborah Snyder Knows What Real Super Power Is

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Arthritis Warrior Crosses the Finish Line After Years of Obstacles

Arthritis Warrior Crosses the Finish Line After Years of Obstacles

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Live Yes! Connect for JA Parents: Q&A with Jessica Ward, JA Parent Facilitator

Live Yes! Connect for JA Parents: Q&A with Jessica Ward, JA Parent Facilitator

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The Layers of Paige Goehner, JA Kid and Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” Season Six Contestant

The Layers of Paige Goehner, JA Kid and Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” Season Six Contestant

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A Shining Star in the Kitchen and Beyond: Paige Goehner, Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” Season Six Contestant and JA Kid

A Shining Star in the Kitchen and Beyond: Paige Goehner, Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” Season Six Contestant and JA Kid

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Arthritis Foundation celebrates the legacy of Dr. Stephen Katz

Arthritis Foundation celebrates the legacy of Dr. Stephen Katz

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No One Should Be in Debilitating Pain, Especially at 10 Years Old

No One Should Be in Debilitating Pain, Especially at 10 Years Old

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Patient Partner’s Words of Wisdom About Living With Gout & OA

Patient Partner’s Words of Wisdom About Living With Gout & OA

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No One Should Be in Debilitating Pain, Especially at 8 Years Old

No One Should Be in Debilitating Pain, Especially at 8 Years Old

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Alayna Travaglione: Her Dreams of Studying Abroad Came True

Alayna Travaglione: Her Dreams of Studying Abroad Came True

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JA Mom: “I Know Just Enough to Know I Don’t Know Enough.”

JA Mom: “I Know Just Enough to Know I Don’t Know Enough.”

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NFL Player James Bradberry's Grandmother Inspires for Charity

NFL Player James Bradberry's Grandmother Inspires for Charity

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Voices: How Do You Cultivate Joy?

Voices: How Do You Cultivate Joy?

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Meet Dr. Guthrie: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

Meet Dr. Guthrie: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

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Meet Sara Sani: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

Meet Sara Sani: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

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Nurse With Psoriatic Arthritis: “Take Care of Yourself”

Nurse With Psoriatic Arthritis: “Take Care of Yourself”

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Rethinking Life With Severe Osteoarthritis

Rethinking Life With Severe Osteoarthritis

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Liz Morasso: Support Networks Helped Her Adjust to a New Life

Liz Morasso: Support Networks Helped Her Adjust to a New Life

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Patient Partner’s Words of Wisdom About Living With RA

Patient Partner’s Words of Wisdom About Living With RA

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Ambassador Spotlight - Stephanie Kwiecien

Ambassador Spotlight - Stephanie Kwiecien

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Voices: Have You Ever Hidden Your Arthritis?

Voices: Have You Ever Hidden Your Arthritis?

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Benched by RA, Pro Hoops Player ShaRae Mansfield Still Shoots to Win

Benched by RA, Pro Hoops Player ShaRae Mansfield Still Shoots to Win

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Keeping Promises: Sam's Story

Keeping Promises: Sam's Story

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Life Doesn’t Stop with RA: How Three People Keep Doing What They Love

Life Doesn’t Stop with RA: How Three People Keep Doing What They Love

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Dating with Arthritis: Reality Couple Get ‘Real’ About What Works

Dating with Arthritis: Reality Couple Get ‘Real’ About What Works

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Junior Ambassador Spotlight - Maya Miserlian

Junior Ambassador Spotlight - Maya Miserlian

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Every Catch Deserves a Touchdown Dance

Every Catch Deserves a Touchdown Dance

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Double Take: Twins with RA Fight It Together

Double Take: Twins with RA Fight It Together

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Voices: How Has a Loved One Supported You?

Voices: How Has a Loved One Supported You?

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Voices: What Has Having Arthritis Taught You?

Voices: What Has Having Arthritis Taught You?

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OA helped Chef Ben Bebenroth find the recipe for a balanced life.

OA helped Chef Ben Bebenroth find the recipe for a balanced life.

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Spotlight on Kenley Huss: Walk to Cure Arthritis National Youth Honoree

Spotlight on Kenley Huss: Walk to Cure Arthritis National Youth Honoree

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Anna Legassie: Still in the Race

Anna Legassie: Still in the Race

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Recognizing Excellence: Honoring Our Platinum Ambassadors

Recognizing Excellence: Honoring Our Platinum Ambassadors

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Platinum Ambassador Spotlight: Amy Barron, OHIO

Platinum Ambassador Spotlight: Amy Barron, OHIO

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Danielle Highley: CHIP Recipient and Special Guest at the State of the Union Address

Danielle Highley: CHIP Recipient and Special Guest at the State of the Union Address

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Kathryn Leigh Scott: Out of the Shadows

Kathryn Leigh Scott: Out of the Shadows

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Anna Neu: Fighting for Childhood

Anna Neu: Fighting for Childhood

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Voices: How Will You Embrace Joy in 2018?

Voices: How Will You Embrace Joy in 2018?

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Raquel Masco: Working Through the Pain

Raquel Masco: Working Through the Pain

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Platinum Ambassador Spotlight—Rebecca Gillett, Colorado

Platinum Ambassador Spotlight—Rebecca Gillett, Colorado

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Andrea Avery: Composing My Life

Andrea Avery: Composing My Life

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Ambassador Spotlight – Lori Fagan, Virginia

Ambassador Spotlight – Lori Fagan, Virginia

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Highlighting a Thought Leader: Bing Chang

Highlighting a Thought Leader: Bing Chang

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Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Jordan Orange

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Jordan Orange

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Voices: Are You Grateful for Your Arthritis?

Voices: Are You Grateful for Your Arthritis?

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Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Nora Singer

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Nora Singer

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Kate Wingate, Jingle Bell Run National Youth Honoree

Kate Wingate, Jingle Bell Run National Youth Honoree

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Lady Gaga Shines a Spotlight on Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga Shines a Spotlight on Fibromyalgia

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Unstoppable: Charcandrick West's Story

Unstoppable: Charcandrick West's Story

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Champion of Yes: A Three Sport Athlete, Allison Alberts Charges Forward Through Arthritis Pain

Champion of Yes: A Three Sport Athlete, Allison Alberts Charges Forward Through Arthritis Pain

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Getting Rid of Arthur, the Uninvited Guest

Getting Rid of Arthur, the Uninvited Guest

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Junior Ambassador Spotlight - Ethan Berkovitz, Ohio

Junior Ambassador Spotlight - Ethan Berkovitz, Ohio

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The Secret Power of Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Secret Power of Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Brothers Battle Gigantic Duck and 5 Foot Waves in Record Setting Swim Across Lake Erie

Brothers Battle Gigantic Duck and 5 Foot Waves in Record Setting Swim Across Lake Erie

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Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Richard F. Loeser, Jr

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Richard F. Loeser, Jr

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Voices: What Have You Learned About Asking for Help?

Voices: What Have You Learned About Asking for Help?

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“Maudie” Stuns and Inspires Audiences

“Maudie” Stuns and Inspires Audiences

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Racing for a Cure: Drivers Burn Rubber for Mini Grand Prix Crown

Racing for a Cure: Drivers Burn Rubber for Mini Grand Prix Crown

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Brothers to Swim Across Lake Erie in Honor of their Mother and to Support the Arthritis Community

Brothers to Swim Across Lake Erie in Honor of their Mother and to Support the Arthritis Community

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Ambassador Spotlight: Kerry Wong, New York

Ambassador Spotlight: Kerry Wong, New York

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Voices: Are You a Self-Care Slacker?

Voices: Are You a Self-Care Slacker?

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Clark Middleton: Role of His Life

Clark Middleton: Role of His Life

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Climbing Mountains to Conquer Arthritis

Climbing Mountains to Conquer Arthritis

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A Dream Come True – Meet Our 2017 National Youth Honoree Mariah Aquino-Truss

A Dream Come True – Meet Our 2017 National Youth Honoree Mariah Aquino-Truss

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Fundraising is a Family Endeavor for Kathryn Sundquist, Our 2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis National Young Adult Honoree

Fundraising is a Family Endeavor for Kathryn Sundquist, Our 2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis National Young Adult Honoree

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Up Close and Personal with our Walk to Cure Arthritis National Adult Honoree Tom Walker

Up Close and Personal with our Walk to Cure Arthritis National Adult Honoree Tom Walker

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Champions of Yes: Amy and Kylie McCormick Form a Dynamic Duo to Tackle Juvenile Arthritis

Champions of Yes: Amy and Kylie McCormick Form a Dynamic Duo to Tackle Juvenile Arthritis

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Champion of Yes: Meaghan Victory Uses Patient Experience to Propel Nursing Career Dreams

Champion of Yes: Meaghan Victory Uses Patient Experience to Propel Nursing Career Dreams

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Meet Our National Walk to Cure Arthritis Adult Honoree: Former MLB Pitcher Tom Walker!

Meet Our National Walk to Cure Arthritis Adult Honoree: Former MLB Pitcher Tom Walker!

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Researchers on the Path to a Cure - Spotlight on Dr. Farshid Guilak

Researchers on the Path to a Cure - Spotlight on Dr. Farshid Guilak

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Turning Pain into Inspiration: Arthritis Memoir Earns an "A"

Turning Pain into Inspiration: Arthritis Memoir Earns an "A"

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Matt Iseman Makes the Cut and Continues On to the Final Four!

Matt Iseman Makes the Cut and Continues On to the Final Four!

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Staci Penner and Graci Diggs Selected for Advocacy & Access High Honors

Staci Penner and Graci Diggs Selected for Advocacy & Access High Honors

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Meet Our New Board Chair: Nationally Acclaimed Physician and Researcher, Dr. Rowland W. (Bing) Chang

Meet Our New Board Chair: Nationally Acclaimed Physician and Researcher, Dr. Rowland W. (Bing) Chang

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Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis to Attempt World Record by Kayaking over 8,000 Miles

Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis to Attempt World Record by Kayaking over 8,000 Miles

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Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Herb Sun

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Herb Sun

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Unique Fundraiser Pays Off for National Jingle Bell Run Youth Honoree Max Larsen

Unique Fundraiser Pays Off for National Jingle Bell Run Youth Honoree Max Larsen

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Gifted Athlete Won’t Let Arthritis Stop Her – Becomes Hammer Throw Champ

Gifted Athlete Won’t Let Arthritis Stop Her – Becomes Hammer Throw Champ

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David Martin Inspires Pittsburgh Jingle Bell Run Fundraising

David Martin Inspires Pittsburgh Jingle Bell Run Fundraising

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Champion of Yes, Dan Ortman Raises More Than $100,000 to Conquer Arthritis

Champion of Yes, Dan Ortman Raises More Than $100,000 to Conquer Arthritis

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Man of Mettle: Mark Schlereth

Man of Mettle: Mark Schlereth

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Fashion Fights Arthritis: Doctor Turns Designer, Creates Healthier High Fashion Shoes for Women

Fashion Fights Arthritis: Doctor Turns Designer, Creates Healthier High Fashion Shoes for Women

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From RA to Running a Marathon – Katelynd Park is Committed to Supporting the Fight for a Cure

From RA to Running a Marathon – Katelynd Park is Committed to Supporting the Fight for a Cure

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New Hampshire Volunteer Focused on a Cure

New Hampshire Volunteer Focused on a Cure

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From Gymnastics Gold to JA: How Gymnastics & Juvenile Arthritis Changed Marina Gomez’s Life

From Gymnastics Gold to JA: How Gymnastics & Juvenile Arthritis Changed Marina Gomez’s Life

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Spotlight on Debra Lappin - Patient, Advocate & Volunteer

Spotlight on Debra Lappin - Patient, Advocate & Volunteer

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National Adult Jingle Bell Run Honoree Joanna Helon Fosters Hope

National Adult Jingle Bell Run Honoree Joanna Helon Fosters Hope

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Pedaling for a Purpose: How Dave Hall is Saying Yes to Making a Difference

Pedaling for a Purpose: How Dave Hall is Saying Yes to Making a Difference

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Art for Arthritis: Getting Creative in the Fight Against Juvenile Arthritis

Art for Arthritis: Getting Creative in the Fight Against Juvenile Arthritis

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Tatum O'Neal: On Top of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Feeling Lucky

Tatum O'Neal: On Top of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Feeling Lucky

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Super Siblings Play An Important Role for Their Families

Super Siblings Play An Important Role for Their Families

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Researchers on the Path to a Cure - Spotlight on Dr. Hongsik J. Cho

Researchers on the Path to a Cure - Spotlight on Dr. Hongsik J. Cho

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NYC Marathon Runner Helps Fight Juvenile Arthritis One Step at a Time

NYC Marathon Runner Helps Fight Juvenile Arthritis One Step at a Time

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Forty Arroyo Keeps Dancing to Keep Moving through Arthritis Pain and Raise Funds for Arthritis Foundation

Forty Arroyo Keeps Dancing to Keep Moving through Arthritis Pain and Raise Funds for Arthritis Foundation

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Iowa Teen with Arthritis is an Ace on and Off the Tennis Court

Iowa Teen with Arthritis is an Ace on and Off the Tennis Court

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CBS’s Sunday Morning Features 11-year-old Arthritis Foundation Advocate, Graci Diggs

CBS’s Sunday Morning Features 11-year-old Arthritis Foundation Advocate, Graci Diggs

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Impossible? Not to Bicyclist Noah Jones, Who Won’t Let Arthritis Hold Him Back

Impossible? Not to Bicyclist Noah Jones, Who Won’t Let Arthritis Hold Him Back

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Meet the Pruitts, Warriors Against Juvenile Arthritis: “We’ve got to be upbeat and positive”

Meet the Pruitts, Warriors Against Juvenile Arthritis: “We’ve got to be upbeat and positive”

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Volunteer Spotlight: Oregon Volunteer Is No Average Joe

Volunteer Spotlight: Oregon Volunteer Is No Average Joe

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Meg Maley Uses “Big Brother” Experience to Share Arthritis Story

Meg Maley Uses “Big Brother” Experience to Share Arthritis Story

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Quest-4-West: National Walk Honoree Doesn’t Let Arthritis Slow Her Down

Quest-4-West: National Walk Honoree Doesn’t Let Arthritis Slow Her Down

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Their Unshakable Spirit: Why Parker and His Family Walk to Cure Arthritis

Their Unshakable Spirit: Why Parker and His Family Walk to Cure Arthritis

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Austin’s Cathy McHorse Is All In for the Arthritis Foundation!

Austin’s Cathy McHorse Is All In for the Arthritis Foundation!

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Former Football Player Tackles Gout

Former Football Player Tackles Gout

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Until There’s a Cure, We Climb – David Fortanbary Takes Commitment to a Whole New Level

Until There’s a Cure, We Climb – David Fortanbary Takes Commitment to a Whole New Level

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Mayro’s Milers March On: Top 10 Reasons Why They Walk to Cure Arthritis

Mayro’s Milers March On: Top 10 Reasons Why They Walk to Cure Arthritis

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Top 10 Reasons Why the Anderson Family Walks to Cure Arthritis

Top 10 Reasons Why the Anderson Family Walks to Cure Arthritis

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A Different Kind of Champion: Payton Goes Above and Beyond to Care for Her Sister with Juvenile Arthritis

A Different Kind of Champion: Payton Goes Above and Beyond to Care for Her Sister with Juvenile Arthritis

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Crocheting for a Cause: Juliette Harrison Handcrafts Animals for Children with Arthritis

Crocheting for a Cause: Juliette Harrison Handcrafts Animals for Children with Arthritis

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More than Just Aches and Pains - Kmac Fights her Biggest Battle with Arthritis Yet

More than Just Aches and Pains - Kmac Fights her Biggest Battle with Arthritis Yet

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On the Front Lines Against Arthritis

On the Front Lines Against Arthritis

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Expanding their Village: Carson and the Arthritis Foundation

Expanding their Village: Carson and the Arthritis Foundation

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When Being a Child Hurts: Even Medicine Can’t Make it All Better

When Being a Child Hurts: Even Medicine Can’t Make it All Better

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Meet Carson Rose: Redefining Normal & Turning a New Reality Into Yes

Meet Carson Rose: Redefining Normal & Turning a New Reality Into Yes

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A Family of Warriors: How Mariah Aquino-Truss and Her Family Fight JA

A Family of Warriors: How Mariah Aquino-Truss and Her Family Fight JA

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Chase Bryant Hosts First Annual Music for Mobility Concert to Benefit Arthritis Foundation

Chase Bryant Hosts First Annual Music for Mobility Concert to Benefit Arthritis Foundation

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Bella’s Journey: Arthritis Means a Family Must Adjust to the Disease, Too

Bella’s Journey: Arthritis Means a Family Must Adjust to the Disease, Too

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Just Breathe: How Tai Chi Helped Bobby Calhoun Overcome Arthritis Pain

Just Breathe: How Tai Chi Helped Bobby Calhoun Overcome Arthritis Pain

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The Keys for a Cure: The Ortmans Take to the Road to Support the Fight Against Arthritis

The Keys for a Cure: The Ortmans Take to the Road to Support the Fight Against Arthritis

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From Coast to Coast: A Birthday Challenge Leads to Awareness, Funds for Arthritis

From Coast to Coast: A Birthday Challenge Leads to Awareness, Funds for Arthritis

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Healing Hands: Dina Turns Her Pain Into Helping Others

Healing Hands: Dina Turns Her Pain Into Helping Others

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Crowning Achievement: Miss Tennessee Champions Arthritis Awareness

Crowning Achievement: Miss Tennessee Champions Arthritis Awareness

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Go, Go, Go Graci! Graci Diggs Named 2015 National Youth Honoree for Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Go, Go, Go Graci! Graci Diggs Named 2015 National Youth Honoree for Jingle Bell Run/Walk

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From Methotrexate to Miss Teen Minnesota: Nicole Finds Strength In Doing What She Loves

From Methotrexate to Miss Teen Minnesota: Nicole Finds Strength In Doing What She Loves

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Ana Villafañe- “JA Doesn’t Define Me”

Ana Villafañe- “JA Doesn’t Define Me”

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Kelli Schandel: Why I'm a Massage Envy Member

Kelli Schandel: Why I'm a Massage Envy Member

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When Failure Isn’t an Option

When Failure Isn’t an Option

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One Special 13-Year-Old With Juvenile Arthritis is Raising Awareness & Making a Huge Impact

One Special 13-Year-Old With Juvenile Arthritis is Raising Awareness & Making a Huge Impact

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Arthritis Foundation Helps Achieve a Big Victory in One Boy’s Fight Against Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation Helps Achieve a Big Victory in One Boy’s Fight Against Arthritis

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Meet Champion of Yes: Dr. David Covall

Meet Champion of Yes: Dr. David Covall

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Lexi : Simply Telling Her Story Leads to an Important Invitation

Lexi : Simply Telling Her Story Leads to an Important Invitation

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Even With Psoriatic Arthritis, Richard Kandalec Always Finds A Way

Even With Psoriatic Arthritis, Richard Kandalec Always Finds A Way

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Four People Tell Their Stories of Sharing Osteoarthritis Pain & Relief With Their Dogs

Four People Tell Their Stories of Sharing Osteoarthritis Pain & Relief With Their Dogs

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Meet Joy Ross- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient & Champion of Yes

Meet Joy Ross- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient & Champion of Yes

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Best Selling Author, Haywood Smith -Writing Through The Pain

Best Selling Author, Haywood Smith -Writing Through The Pain

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A Long Wait for Answers with JIA

A Long Wait for Answers with JIA

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New Knee, New Hip, New Start- Melba Moore Overcoming Osteoarthritis

New Knee, New Hip, New Start- Melba Moore Overcoming Osteoarthritis

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Alicia Arden Shares Journey to Losing 100+ Pounds with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Alicia Arden Shares Journey to Losing 100+ Pounds with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Star Chef Seamus Mullen Sizzles Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis

Star Chef Seamus Mullen Sizzles Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Defeating Rheumatoid Arthritis With Fitness & Nutrition

Defeating Rheumatoid Arthritis With Fitness & Nutrition

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Jessica Gottlieb's Medication Success for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jessica Gottlieb's Medication Success for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

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Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

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Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... and more. 

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Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

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The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

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By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

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Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.