Brian’s Story 

Brian has always been active. He didn’t want arthritis to change that. Thanks to guidance from the Arthritis Foundation, Brian crossed an item off his bucket list – visiting Mount Everest. 

After being diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) in both knees, Brian was fearful his condition would impact his future lifestyle and activities.  As a former competitive athlete and fitness enthusiast, he didn’t want to stop his active lifestyle.  Fortunately, he found the Arthritis Foundation’s website, which quickly became his go-to source for answering his OA questions and finding information on alleviating, coping and treating his arthritis.   

 The tips and resources Brian received from the Arthritis Foundation helped him complete a lifelong goal, a trekking expedition part way up Mount Everest to Tengboche monastery.