Each individual affected by spondylitis has their own unique story. We at SAA believe that each and every story can be a source of inspiration and empowerment. We’d love your story as well! Send it to us at email@example.com
By Riley Newman
My symptoms began when I was 16 in the year of 2014. I would miss weeks of school because the pain was too much to handle. I was called names and a druggie because I was losing so much weight and it took a huge toll on me.
By Sara Shaw
The slums of Kolkata birthed me. She left me in a clinic abandoned and alone. That is how my life began.
Like any good story from my 20s, my battle with ankylosing spondylitis started while drinking with friends.
My name is Summer. I was diagnosed with AS in 2016 but that was far from the beginning of my journey. It all started 19 years ago, or as best I can figure it did. It always seemed that some issues explained away my concerns.
By Stacy Bagal
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...
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...
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...
By Tariq Gangari
By Hillary Norton, MD
Hillary Norton, MD is a board certified rheumatologist in Santa Fe, New Mexico and herself an ankylosing spondylitis patient. This is her story.
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...
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...
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...
By Amanda Carroll
By Maya Klauber
By Sallie Marx
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