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 community@arthritis.ca.

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Courage and inspiration

Abigaël Walker’s chronic cough, which started when she was three, had doctors suspecting asthma – and, during its outbreak, even H1N1. As years passed, her lungs worsened and inflammation spread. In November 2012, Abigaël saw a rheumatologist in Montreal and was diagnosed with chronic relapsing polychondritis, a rare rheumatic disease. She was nine.

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