Autoimmune diseases can be serious, and the following video includes just some of the faces of the millions of people who live with these often-invisible illnesses.
Today is #WorldArthritisDay. I personally live with just one of many autoimmune forms of arthritis. But did you know that arthritis, and joint & muscle pain, are also common symptoms of other autoimmune diseases, too?
So this World Arthritis Day (and beyond!) I ask you to watch the video below, and then head to the following link to make a donation of $5 and up to help further autoimmune disease research and aid in better connecting doctors, researchers, and patients.
As I lay here, a week after turning 34 years old, I should not have to be nursing a total knee replacement because of an immune system that has attacked my body ever since childhood. It isn’t normal; it isn’t right. Something has to be done. These life-altering diseases deserve the same research and recognition that other illnesses garner.
ANY donation helps … and any donation counts. And if you have an autoimmune illness, please join the Autoimmune Registry at autoimmuneregistry.org by filling out our newly-updated survey … because your story counts, too!
Watch the fundraising video on YouTube or below.