Patient Stories


Steven 2010 USA

“How to start this... I was raised a Navy brat growing up on the eastern seaboard. Dad was typical navy sailor and we usually lived in Navy quarters. Growing up Navy dad would usually go”

Psoriatic Arthritis

Vincent 2010 USA

“My story starts in December of 2007, when I was a physically active 63 year old male. I did 3 miles on the treadmill and played golf several days a week. In August of 1999”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Walt 2010 USA

“My name is Walt and my RA story began in the early spring of 1998 at Trapper's Lake Lodge above Meeker, Colorado where my wife and I were helping her brother, Tim, renovate the lodge”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bonnie 2010 USA

“My story begins in January 2007, as I was packing up and clearing out my home of 20+ years, getting ready to put it on the market and move. I became very sore and stiff”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Adrienne 2009 USA

“I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in early 1971, during the second semester of my freshman year at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I woke up early one morning because my wrist hurt so much”

Scleroderma, Lyme Disease

Kim 2009 USA

“2005 was one of the best years of my life and also one of the worst years of my life. One of the most joyful moments Id ever experienced came that spring with the birth”


Zoe (daughter of Paula) 2008 USA

“Our daughter was four months shy of her 11th birthday when she was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma in May 2006. The doctor who diagnosed her told us that she probably had had "below the radar”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joe 2008 USA

“My RA started acting up in 1998 with very mild pain in my right wrist when I would throw a ball to my dog Koko . The rheumy I was sent to took blood work”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Annette 2008 USA

“Well, since youre so good at this, why dont you get out there and ski? Not too many years ago, Annette and her husband had been taking their boat to the lake, trying to teach”


Antonietta 2007 USA

“I am a single mother of three wonderful children and I was diagnosed with scleroderma in November 11, 2005, after several years of doctors testing me and trying to determine what was wrong with me.”