|Arthritis Walk 2013
So on Saturday I went to my very first Arthritis Walk!
I have been dying to go for years, but never could because I was either in the hospital or way too sick. 😦 Thanks to my dear friend Julie, my dad, and my brother Josh this year I was finally able to go and it was AWESOME!!
At first I was kind of hesitant because I knew I wouldn’t be able to do the actual walking, but my Support System was there pushing me in my wheelchair for 1.6 miles! I’m so grateful, I’m sure they were getting a hefty workout…lol.
We even got to raise money for Arthritis while we were walking using this app called ‘Zimmer.’ The three of us with iPhones downloaded the app and were able to raise $1 for each mile we walked/rode.
It was amazing seeing so many people supporting Arthritis Awareness and I had a fantastic time connecting with people in my community who either have arthritis or know someone who does. I even got to meet some Storm Troopers walking for a cure, cool huh?! 🙂
I can’t wait till next year when I plan on going again with more of my friends and family! It’s super fun and I highly recommend looking into walking and raising money for a great cause… (you can click on this link to find a walk in your area —> Walk to Cure Arthritis ) or just come with me! 😀
I started this blog for a reason. I wanted a purpose. A way to turn my negative situation into a positive. A way to share what I’ve learned with others. A place where I could talk to other people about what it’s like living with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I’m here because I want to talk not just about how it affects me physically, but emotionally as well. I’m here to talk about how RA affects me as a wife, as a someday mother, as a sister, as a daughter. And how having all this physical pain changes my perspective. …That’s the thing with people like me… I feel our illnesses don’t just affect our bodies, but our souls as well.
Here’s to changing our perspectives!
If you agree.. let me know. 😉