Dr. Vikas Majithia with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Howard Joseph and Ruth Bradley


“A few months after Ruth and I got engaged, complications from lupus put Ruth in the hospital. We were married in her room in the Cardiac Care Unit at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on May 6, 2003. Instead of a tux, I wore a yellow isolation gown and non-latex exam gloves. Ruth wore her hospital gown, remained hooked up to IV’s and had to stay in bed.”   
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Laura Jonas McGaffick

“I have had to give up so many things like a teaching career, hiking, and skiing.”

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Melanie Mullikin

"When I was practically crawling, I went to a rheumatologist who diagnosed me with severe rheumatoid arthritis."

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Lilly Romine

“Lilly has had a few rough patches with juvenile arthritis and hospital stays.”

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Three rheumatologists from the labs at Emory University

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