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Getting Rid of Arthur, the Uninvited Guest

When Kevin Gadd was born, roughly 51 years ago, an unexpected and unwelcomed guest joined his family.

“My mom was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in her hands just after I was born,” explained Kevin. “We called it Arthur, like Arthur-itis. We were always mad at Arthur because he brought pain to my mom and made it difficult for her to do the things she loved. Arthur was a bad dude.”

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Forty Arroyo Keeps Dancing to Keep Moving through Arthritis Pain and Raise Funds for Arthritis Foundation

Forty Arroyo has been dancing since she was a young girl. When she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 28, she was told she would be in a wheelchair by the time she was 40. Now, at age 66, Forty is still dancing, sharing her love of dance with others and using her passion to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation.
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