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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Hiking Peru with heavy hearts

On January 21st I turned 25 years old. It was my first birthday without my grandmother. Every year she would give me a handwritten birthday card on her floral print stationery, with her neat handwriting always signing, “with love, Grandma Minnie”. Her cards meant the world to me because I knew how much effort it took for my grandmother to hold a pen.

Posted: 03-09-2015 charity challenge rheumatoid arthritis