Your Stories

This Arthritis Society’s Your Stories blog features stories of those living with arthritis, those pursuing breakthrough research for a cure, and other Canadians touched by a disease. It takes courage and effort to live with chronic pain – see how others have learned to live well with arthritis. If you are interested in posting your own story, please email us at

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Power of the XMAN

A unique partnership between The Arthritis Society and an adventure race company in Quebec  caught the attention of three Canadian Olympians. On the last weekend in May, Mount Sutton – southwest of Montreal – was the backdrop for XMANRACE, an “extreme” challenge that spreads 40 obstacles across a 7-kilometre course.

Posted: 25-08-2014

Lighting up the ‘classroom’

In and around Edmonton, 34-year-old Natalie Harris is helping change lives one class at a time. Harris, four years into a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, has led 10 Arthritis Society workshops as volunteer instructor since 2012. 

Posted: 08-08-2014