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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“STICK IT Arthur-itis”

Looking at Maggie you wouldn’t have any idea that she is living with arthritis or, as she likes to refer to it, as Arthur-itis. Arthritis is just a disease of the elderly anyway.. isn’t it? 

Posted: 04-11-2015

Go for a walk, change a life

Tori Hilderbrandt is your typical eight-year-old: she loves playing hockey, soccer, basketball, playing piano, doing baking and, her favourite, swimming. But since the age of 29 months, she’s lived with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Read her story and join her on Sunday, November 15, in Brandon for the Jingle Bell Walk & Run for Arthritis!

Posted: 02-11-2015 Jingle Bell Walk and Run