Dr. Vikas Majithia with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Ally Kopec

““When I first started experiencing symptoms, I was told I had growing pains. I was the only student in my school who spent 10 days in the hospital, unable to walk because of pain in my legs. Finally, I was diagnosed at 23 with rheumatoid arthritis, 26 years ago.” Had her doctors understood rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, Ally could have begun treatment for her RA much sooner.

 

Tessa Capel

“I was so relieved to finally have someone listen to me. That saw past my age and listened.“

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Christina Sunley

“After several years and five medications, I finally found a treatment that works for me.”

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Andrea Christenson

"Before I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and adult onset Still’s disease, a rheumatologist told me that I might need assistance walking."

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Three rheumatologists from the labs at Emory University

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