hand-351277_1920Arthritis affects numerous people throughout the country. Whether young or old, it can be incredibly life altering. Consider a recent article for U.S. News titled “Living With Arthritis as a College Freshman.”

Alayna Travaglione of U.S. News writes, “Today – on this World Arthritis Day – I find myself a college freshman at Salem State University in Massachusetts, realizing how far I’ve come and how glad I am that I took this plunge. I’ve been shocked by the amount of support I’ve received from my fellow students and teachers. People that have only known me a few weeks have been incredibly understanding and eager to learn more about me and my disease. Of course, challenges persist. The pain in my joints, particularly my hands and ankles, makes writing and walking around campus rough on some days. The New England fall weather has been challenging, too, since the onset of my symptoms seems to be directly tied to the rainy weather and storms we’ve had this past month. Still, I’m finding ways to manage and deal with my arthritis so I can say, ‘Yes!’ to more of the experiences I looked forward to having in college.”

KITV 4 takes a look at arthritis in a recent article titled “Arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability.” According to the author of the article, “It strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children. We’re talking about arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability…Over the weekend, the organization held its largest fundraising event for the Foundation here in Hawaii. The goal is to raise over a quarter of a million dollars every year during the event. ‘I think we all of think of arthritis as something our grandmother gets, but there are over 50 million people in the United States who get suffer from arthritis,’ said Martin J. Welch, Board Chair of Arthritis Foundation Hawaii. ‘That’s about 1 of 5 here in Hawaii, and arthritis does not discriminate. It’s not just for old people. It’s of all ages, races and genders, and what a lot of people don’t realize is that children get arthritis.’”

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