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A will to give back

John Beresford has been a car enthusiast all his life. Last June, he set off on an epic adventure – a 16,000-kilometre rally from China to France. But for John, the journey started a long time ago with the love of his life, Deirdre. 

Arthritis won’t stop this executive-by-day...

It took a significant ski accident a couple of years ago for Barbara Foy-Pilchner to finally pay attention to the worsening pain in her leg and hips. Barbara’s accident on the slopes resulted in a torn psoas muscle, an injury that would...

June’s fighting and funny spirit

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her 30s, June Henderson has done everything she can to prevent it from getting in the way of her dreams. The 69-year-old recently completed a bachelor’s degree in arts and science.

Stick-handling the pain

As a retired NHL hockey player, Darcy Rota is no stranger to pain. But he was stunned by the searing pain that creeped into his knees a few years ago and then took over.

Success is not giving up

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis put a damper on Mélanie Leclerc’s performance-driven life. But the 44-year-old from Carignan, QC decided she would not let the disease control her life, even if at times the pain in her hands made it impossible...

Tall trees and taller friendships

Over the past five years, Louise Waters has single-handedly made it possible for over 100 kids with arthritis to attend the Arthritis Society’s summer camp in Nova Scotia. Providing the funds to support these children has felt like a natural thing...