This blog is to show people what it's really like to live with Rheumatoid Arthritis at 18. When I was diagnosed, I searched the web and found very few accounts showing the difficulties of dealing with this disease at such a young age. On top of this, there were NONE that described the college experience living with RA, which has inpired me to start this! I hope my account can provide hope and support to RA fighters of all ages, and especially to those who have just been diagnosed!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Break

So excited to be home! My and my mom are planning T-shirt designs that we will hopefully be making soon. I can't wait to get them out to start fundraising for OA. I'll post them on here as soon as they are finished!

Also, since being home, I have noticed that weather actually does seem to have an effect on my joints. The heat seems to really be helping them, which is great considering I will be moving back here next year!

 My kitty!
Camel ride at the Renaissance Festival! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gladiator Rock'n Run!

I must be insane for singing up for this, but me and a few friends have started a team for the Phoenix Gladiator Rock'n Run! It's a 5k race with 17 obstacles, including a mud crawl, freezing water swim, and a rope course. I know my joints will probably hate me the next day, but I might as well participate in things like this while I can! Our theme is Tutu's and Tat's and I will post pictures after the event! It is on March 17th, and here is the link for anyone who is interested http://www.gladiatorrocknrun.com/


I was recently asked for an interterview about living with ra, to assist a university in Malaysia with a product development. So excited! Just thought i'd let you all know :)

Also, I want to create ra shirts with the profits going towards the national arthritis foundation. Would anyone be interested in purchasing one if I did?