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Patient Profiles

People with rheumatic diseases are on a mission to live well and improve the lives of future generations. Read more about how they are making a difference in the search for a cure.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis patient Melissa Young.


SUPPORTING THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS, A CURE

“My kids distract me while I do my injections. They’ll do a funny dance so I don’t have to focus too hard on the needle.” [...] 

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Rheumatoid arthritis patient Ali Berger and her boyfriend.


Diagnosis Sparks New Passion

In November 2012, after months of tests, doctors’ appointments and dead ends, Ali Berger was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the young age of 27. [...] 

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Rheumatoid arthritis patient Elizabeth Edwards and her family.


Mother Sees Hope for Cure

 At just 26 years old, Elizabeth Edwards struggled to walk because of pain in her feet. Then, the pain started spreading. [...] 

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Rheumatology Research Foundation donor and rheumatoid arthritis patient Liz Ellrodt.


Couple Makes Extraordinary Commitment

 For more than a decade, Liz Ellrodt has fought the pain, stiffness and exhaustion that come with rheumatoid arthritis. [...] 

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Rheumatoid arthritis clinical research participant Shriley Enis.


Grateful Patient Becomes Champion

 “We always have a big family Thanksgiving and I look forward to fixing a huge meal for everyone,” shares Mrs. Shirley Enis of Jacksboro, Texas. [...] 

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sJIA, or systemic juvenile arthritis patient Courtney Russell with her family.


Daughter’s Recovery Inspires Pledge

 Steve Russell’s voice breaks with emotion as he talks about a remarkable moment in his daughter’s life. [...] 

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sJIA, or systemic juvenile arthritis patient Courtney Russell with her family.

 


Continuing a Legacy

 "Ruth always told me that she wanted to turn her suffering into something good for someone else,’”says Howard Joseph, widower to the late Ruth Bradley. [...] 

 

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