Team Spotlight - Team Ainslie
In 2009, I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, and more recently diagnosed with transverse myelitis. I have had to endure a variety of injection pens, oral medications, topical creams and lotions, and a multitude of dr. and specialist visits trying to find the right care and treatment options for my body. I try every day to live my life as normal as possible. I try to stay active and keep my body moving with some degree of weight training, cardio, yoga and zumba when my body allows. I have my great days and not so great days. The cold and rainy days are usually not very friendly to my body. The best weather gauge is the typical tell-tale sign of knowing your bones, LOL! Someday this autoimmune disease may take over my body completely, but right now I fight, I fight to keep moving every day, I fight for my family and friends who have supported me along this crazy journey, and I fight for every individual who also suffers from this painful disease. There may not be a cure for me during my lifetime, but I continue to fight for a cure none the less. I hope someday that together, we can help find a cure to prevent others who also suffer from this painful and debilitating disease. A life free of pain, thatís my dream, thatís the GOAL!
The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability. We aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain, we're funding research that's getting us closer to a cure.
The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.
Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk!
For more help or information about the Walk to Cure Arthritis, contact Alice Ivie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503-245-5695.