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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Follow the blog Here you’ll find stories of Canadians living with arthritis, those pursuing breakthrough research for a cure, and other Canadians touched by a disease that affects one in six people. 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 piece, please email community@arthritis.ca.

Meet Newfoundland’s pediatric rheumatologist

Meet Dr. Paul Dancey, the sole doctor in Newfoundland and Labrador who specializes in children with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. If you peek at his patient files, you’ll discover the prevalence of childhood arthritis in Canada’s most easterly province. 

Posted: 17-03-2015 childhood arthritis Newfoundland rheumatologist

Filling a gap in care

Matthew Sholdice has had rheumatoid arthritis since he was three. When the 11-year-old visits the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre to see Dr. Roberta Berard – the only pediatric rheumatologist in southwestern Ontario – he first meets Sue MacQueen of The Arthritis Society.

Posted: 05-12-2014 childhood arthritis Juvenile Arthritis Ontario physiotherapy Rheumatoid Arthritis rheumatologist