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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The long, hard road to a better place

“There aren’t that many of me,” says Jesse Robertson, 32, reflecting on a full life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Posted: 30-06-2014 Ontario physiotherapy rheumatoid arthritis

Ease of Use

The Arthritis Society is proud to announce that our “Arthritis Friendly Products” program is now “Ease of Use” (EOU).

Posted: 30-06-2014 Ease of Use

The community that walks together…

Each June, The Walk To Fight Arthritis brings the chance to do two things that I love: exercise outdoors and help promote the cause of combatting arthritis. The Walk is our biggest day of the year when it comes to capturing public attention, engaging Canadians directly in our cause and raising funds to help deliver programs and services relied upon by the 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. 

Posted: 10-06-2014 | Author: ​Janet Yale Walk to Fight Arthritis

Not alone

Few Canadians participate in more arthritis-related events than 9-year-old Sophie Watt and her mother Melanie from Fredericton. They do so to connect with others and seek relief from challenges imposed by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

Posted: 09-06-2014 camp childhood arthritis JIA Walk to Fight Arthritis

Investing in discovery

When Dr. John Brumell’s project was published this spring in the internationally-regarded scientific journal Nature, it was a victory for arthritis research. But without Arthritis Society funding, it may never have seen the light of day. 

Posted: 05-06-2014 research treatments