My life changed when I was fifteen years old; I was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis.
I used to dance, play competitive basketball and volleyball, and play the flute and the piano. Suddenly, I had to give up most of the things I loved, as doing them became nearly impossible. Even walking was (and still sometimes is) extremely arduous and painful.
Two years later, I'm still unable to do all these things I used to take for granted. Despite the efforts of my medical team, I still can't ride a bike or run. Despite trying numerous medications and treatments, I still can't go to school full-time.
There is no cure for arthritis...yet. It's a devastating disease that affects more than 6 million Canadians of ALL ages.
As the prevalence of arthritis increases, so does the demand for investment into cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative solutions that will deliver better health outcomes for people affected by arthritis. That's why I'm participating in the Walk for Arthritis on June 3rd.
I would really appreciate it if you joined me in supporting this important cause.
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