I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 18 years old. Now at age 30, I have made it my mission to help those afflicted by arthritis related conditions, chronic illness, and disability. My first experience with advocacy and nonprofit, was ten years ago during college. I interned for the Arthritis Foundation Chicago chapter, were I visited my state capitol and spread awareness to various media outlets. I'm published in and blog for, TheMighty, Suffering the Silence, Curearthrits, to name a few. I share my stories in both written and verbal form. Current projects include a future website, YouTube channel and arthritis related initiative to help fund researchers in finding cures!
Glenview , IL
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 18 years old. My first experience with advocacy and nonprofit was when I interned at the Arthritis Foundation in Chicago ten years ago. I've shared written and verbal stories for, TheMighty.com, STS.org and soon, Curearthritis.org. I'm now creating an arthritis related initiative, website and YouTube. — Efstathia
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