Patient Stories


Yvonne 2011 USA

“Looking back over the past year, it’s hard to believe I’ve come this far and that my life has pretty much returned to normal. My journey with systemic scleroderma began in May 2009, as I”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arlette 2011 USA

“In 2008 I was working at a Flower Shop designing a large funeral bouquet. My shoulder was in so much pain that after I got the bouquet done I left and went to my Doctor.”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tori 2010 USA

“Tori's mother, Karen, wishes she had known about antibiotic therapy (often referred to as "Antibiotic Protocol" or "AP") for rheumatic disease when her daughter was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) at the age of”


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”