BENEFITING: SPONDYLITIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
In January of 2006, I was diagnosed with Akylosing Spondylitis. AS is a disease of little information. Victims don't get superlative benefits for their ailments; some may be in support groups to try and cope with the every day aches and pains of this condition but aside from that, not a lot is offered. Major medical advancements have been made recently but until there is a cure, there will be no stopping the pain of this crippling condition. The medications are costly and are not a guarantee that the symptoms will even be stopped completely.
Thankfully, almost 6 years later, I am still fully mobile; but many others aren't so lucky. The difficulty of even walking up stairs or sitting down at times can be unbearable. For more information on this condition please feel free to contact me. I am not a rheumatologist and I can only speak for myself, but just getting the word out about this condition is worth much more in return than any monitary amount.