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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Over the Ill

In 2013, Dom Lassonde received a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, and it was very difficult for him  to understand.  After years of pain and countless appointments, this news seemed incredible - isn't arthritis only for old people?

Posted: 19-07-2016 British Columbia Rheumatoid Arthritis

Laurence gives it her all for the cause.

Laurence has always been passionate about sports and has known how to rally people around her. She put on her first hockey skates when she was six years old and it was immediately apparent that she belonged in net. Already, at that young age, Laurence knew what she wanted and she wasn’t afraid to fight for it. 

Posted: 13-07-2016 juvenile idiopathic arthritis Quebec Walk to Fight Arthritis

UBC Pharmacist's Clinic - it's there for you!

The Pharmacists Clinic, located at the University of British Columbia, is a patient-care clinic where expert pharmacists work with you and other health care professionals (including your usual community pharmacist) to optimize your drug therapy outcomes and ensure that you are receiving the best possible care. Learn more.

Posted: 06-07-2016 British Columbia

What's YOUR vote?

Last year for Arthritis Awareness Month, we launched a campaign "featuring" different kinds of arthritis in a B-movie poster, which cast Arthritis as the Villain. These images were very well received and got people talking, which is exactly what we were going for with an awareness campaign! And now, we need your input for this year's campaign.

Posted: 06-07-2016

If you have osteoarthrtis, there is OASIS...

If you have osteoarthritis, you may already be familiar with OASIS, but on the chance that you aren't, we are happy to share a little more information about them and their free interactive classes that help people with OA self-manage their condition.


Posted: 06-07-2016 British Columbia osteoarthritis

Visit our new Story Gallery!

Welcome to our new Story Gallery!  Arthritis has many faces, and you can meet some of them here. 

Posted: 06-07-2016 British Columbia

9 million steps closer to erasing the pain

The 2016 Walk to Fight Arthritis in pictures...

Posted: 01-07-2016 Arthritis community philanthropy Walk to Fight Arthritis

Summer vacation? Travel tips!

Plan ahead to enjoy travelling despite your arthritis. Find out about your destination and plan details ahead of time, including where you’ll go, how you’ll get there, and whether they can accommodate your needs.

Posted: 01-07-2016 arthritis assistive devices Scootaround tips travel

Wildfires Not Enough to Stop Fundraising Champion

If you were told you had one hour to evacuate your home, what would you pack?

Posted: 01-07-2016 Alberta
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