This AS Life Live!

This AS Life Live! is the first interactive online talk show for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by people with AS.

The program is a collaboration between the Spondylitis Association of America, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Dan Reynolds.

The goal of the series, hosted by Dan Reynolds, AS patient and lead singer of the Grammy award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, is to inspire and encourage people to live their best lives with AS and to raise awareness of AS. Imagine Dragons has a large USA and international fan base with extensive tours, TV appearances, awards and hits including Radioactive, Demons, Believer and Thunder

With just the first 3 video interviews released in 2017, This AS Life Live! has reached over 500 million people on social media, and through print, broadcast, and online news coverage. 

"Each person's story is unique. As we release more and more of these interviews, I hope that everyone living with AS will find something they can relate to and find value in watching and sharing. Dan has truly been wonderful throughout the series. He is friendly, thoughtful, empathetic, candid, lighthearted, just real." Rich Howard

Cookie Hopper

Cookie Hopper

This AS Life Live! Episode 4

By Cookie Hopper

Cookie talks with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds. Cookie candidly shares how she approaches the struggles and losses that comes with AS. She finds inspiration from others in our AS community and explains why it's important for her to find a positive viewpoint. This AS Life Live! is a series that brings together people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to share stories, help inspire each other, and live their best lives. 

[PREVIEW] Cookie Hopper

[PREVIEW] Cookie Hopper

This AS Life Live! Episode 4

By Cookie Hopper

In this 30 second 'preview' video, Cookie describes how after years of struggling with AS, she can feel 'empowered'. Cookie talks with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds for This AS Life Live!, a series that brings together people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to share stories, help inspire each other, and live their best lives. View the full episode Thursday (8/17/2017)!

Dr. Hillary Norton, Rheumatologist

Dr. Hillary Norton, Rheumatologist

This AS Life Live! Episode 3

By Hillary Norton, MD

Rheumatologist Dr. Hillary Norton talks about living with her own AS with Dan Reynolds, the lead singer from Grammy award winning rock band, Imagine Dragons. This AS Life Live! is a series that brings together people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to share stories, help inspire each other, and live their best lives.

Richard Howard

Richard Howard

This AS Life Live! Episode 2

By Richard Howard

Richard talks with Imagine Dragons' lead singer Dan Reynolds. Richard, a certified yoga instructor, talks about some very painful and difficult experiences with AS and how practicing yoga (modified) and practicing gratitude helps him live with AS. This AS Life Live! is a series that brings together people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to share stories, help inspire each other, and live their best lives.

Helgi Olafson

Helgi Olafson

This AS Life Live!, Episode 1

By Helgi Olafson

Helgi talks with Imagine Dragons' lead singer Dan Reynolds. Helgi, a professional chef, discusses his positive approach to living with AS, including the importance of diet for him. Helgi prepares a favorite smoothie for Dan. This AS Life Live! is a series that brings together people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to share stories, help inspire each other, and live their best lives.

Dan Reynolds

Dan Reynolds

By SAA Administrator

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Spondylitis Association of America

PO Box 5872
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

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