Living with Spondylitis

Welcome to our virtual community! Start by browsing through the personal stories featured here.

We have organized these stories into two categories: Your Stories -- stories sent to us at the Spondylitis Association of America -- and selections from The Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis project.

We’d love your story as well! Send it to us at

Face 0026
Face 0026
Jeannette Anne Hayes
By Jeannette Anne Hayes
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Face 0111
Alan Beaulieu
By Alan Beaulieu
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Face 0126
By Char
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Face 0405
Michael Tracy Smith
By Michael Tracy Smith
My Weakness, My Strength
My Weakness, My Strength
Amanda’s Ride Up Pikes Peak
By Amanda Carroll

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Spondylitis Association of America

16360 Roscoe Blvd.  Ste. 100
Van Nuys, CA 91406


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