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Helgi Olafson

Helgi Olafson

This AS Life Live!

By Helgi Olafson

Helgi 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.

Running with AS

Running with AS

By Stacy Bagal

Felecia and the Ankylosaurus

Felecia and the Ankylosaurus

By Felecia Campbell

Hi. My name is Felecia. I’m from Portland, Oregon. I’m a social worker and a songwriter. And this is a little bit about my life...

Escaping the Opioid Jungle

Escaping the Opioid Jungle

By Batya Bilmes Lemler

How can I stop using opioids while I still have chronic pain? Sure, the withdrawal is horrible and we always hear about the joy of making it to the other...

The Price of Pain Relief

The Price of Pain Relief

By Anonymous Author

I am a 37 year old female with ankylosing spondylitis. My symptoms began when I was eight years old and I was finally diagnosed at... 

Never Give In

Never Give In

By Tariq Gangari

Hillary Norton, MD

Hillary Norton, MD

By Hillary Norton

Hillary Norton, MD is a board certified rheumatologist in Santa Fe, New Mexico and herself an ankylosing spondylitis patient. This is her story.

My Surreal and Deeply Emotional Day

My Surreal and Deeply Emotional Day

By Jim Weatherhead

I did not see this coming. I bubbled up with tears of joy as I left a meeting room this afternoon. Here is the story...

Comedy or Tragedy?

Comedy or Tragedy?

One Heroine's Spiritual Journey to Write Her Own Story

By Helen Scharber

How to tell my story of AS… Is it a tragedy - a story of pain, loneliness and despair? Or is it a comedy, featuring ridiculously incompetent...

Running for Inspiration

Running for Inspiration

By Katie Allen

Just after 11:30 AM on June 2, 2013, I crossed the finish line at the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon in Deadwood, South Dakota. In...

My Weakness, My Strength

My Weakness, My Strength

Amanda’s Ride Up Pikes Peak

By Amanda Carroll

Through Sickness and Health

Through Sickness and Health

Planning a Wedding with Chronic Illness

By Maya Klauber

Tri-AS

Tri-AS

Triathlon for Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Sallie Marx

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Spondylitis Association of America

PO Box 5872
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

Email

info@spondylitis.org

Toll Free Hotline

(800) 777-8189 U.S. only
or (818) 892-1616

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