Welcome to tri4arthritis! So what is tri4arthritis? In short, it is to increase awareness of rheumatoid arthritis and promote donations to the Arthritis Foundation. I hope to inspire you, through my efforts in training and racing triathlon, to donate to the AF so that someday we may have a cure for this disease. If you don’t have arthritis yourself and have put exercise on the back burner, maybe you’ll be inspired to bring it to the front burner!
In general, this idea isn’t new. I’ve seen and heard stories of other athletes raising funds for organizations in honor of someone they’ve seen or heard of through personal experience or media. Mine’s a combination. On the personal side, one of my sisters, Teena, has had rheumatoid arthritis for over 40 years. The daily challenges she faces makes mine pale in comparison. The pain she continually feels stubbornly tries to turn her positive attitude south. The cool thing is, she usually wins! Numerous surgeries, new and experimental medications, access issues, struggles to stay independent-wow, I’m not sure how she does it. So, she is the inspiration for this blog.
There will be information about arthritis in these pages and posts, but I certainly don’t have the expertise that others have on this topic. Please, add your two cents (or more) to the posts and to the Arthritis Foundation!
Thanks for stopping!