Arthritis Athlete and Fox TV Reporter Escapes From Alcatraz
Arthritis Athlete Inspiration
Emily During the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon
“I recently shared with my TV Audience that I have RA and my commitment to Racing for A Cure,” Emily said. ” I was really afraid to post this on my professional Facebook page, afraid of what viewers might say to such a personal post, but every comment was positive and supportive and many shared their stories as well. One in particular was from a mother whose 4-year-old daughter has Juvenile Arthritis; it brought me to tears to think of her little one in pain.”
Emily’s RA was diagnosed years ago and thankfully she was diagnosed early before any permanent joint damage had occurred. She manages her pain, stiffness, and fatigue with minor medications, regular exercise, and a strong sense of faith.
“Until I became part of the Racing For A Cure Team, I had no idea so many people struggled with arthritis and autoimmune diseases,” Emily confessed. “It feels great to know we’re part of a community, fighting together to support each other and find a cure.”
Now that Emily is more aware of the community of patients living with autoimmune illnesses, she has vowed to make it her mission to help in any way she can – being an arthritis athlete and Racing For A Cure team member is just part of her effort. Additionally, she wants to use herself as a resource for people to connect with and reach out to offer support.
Connect with Emily on her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/EmilyAkinFox26/
You can join Emily and the Racing For A Cure team at http://RacingForACure.org
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