Entries by RA Guy

People Magazine: Megan Park: Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis Has Made Me ‘More Empathetic’ As An Actor

By Michele Corriston Megan Park shot to stardom playing conservative cheerleader Grace Bowman on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager for six seasons. But behind the scenes, she had her own secret: She’s been living with rheumatoid arthritis for about a decade. “I had all the classic symptoms: extreme joint swelling, different […]


Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Christy Name? Christy Age? 29 Location? Colorado, United States How long have you lived with RA? I received the diagnosis in March 2012, but I think I’d been living with the symptoms for at least a couple years before that. It’s amazing what you can ignore when there’s not […]

Hope Care Package Exchange

Quite often the smallest gestures make the biggest differences, especially while living with inflammatory arthritis. Join us for the first ever Hope Care Package Exchange, and help make a positive difference in someone else’s life, while someone else works to make a positive difference in your life. How Does This Work? If you are interested […]

This Was My Month

I shaved my head, in order to more fully enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather (don’t forget, I’m in the southern hemisphere). I welcomed the arrival of autumn. I walked across bridges. I walked through crowded city streets. I walked down barren river canyons. I walked past fields full of sweet-smelling wild flowers. […]