Entries by RA Guy

Who Am I?

Chronic illness, pain, and depression have a tendency to rewrite our personal identities, quite often against our will. Sometimes this redefining takes place on our external surfaces, where others can see: a small limp in our left leg, which is compensating for an inflamed knee, or a new cane or set of crutches. Yes, the […]

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 […]

Christy

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 […]