When someone with rheumatoid arthritis is surrounded by people determined to live above the illness, an interesting thing happens.
The person embraces this challenge. Connects more. Smiles more. Reaches for newer paths. Holds their care circle—family, friends, treatment team—tighter. Maybe even shares what they’ve learned with others taking their first steps along this journey.
The RA Guy Foundation strengthens these circles of support. And that makes all the difference in the world.
—de Ridder, et al. Psychological Adjustment to Chronic Disease. Lancet. 2008