A.S. Face 1674: Shalanda White


My name is Shalanda White and I was diagnosed with AS last month. Before my diagnosis, I was suffering from severe lower back and hip pain. This May on my 37th birthday I woke up and could hardly get out of bed. After being referred to a rheumatologist I was told that I tested positive for the HLA-B27 gene. I feel alone with this disease because I don’t see anyone else that looks like me.

Florida, United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1674: Shalanda White”

  1. Dear Shalanda,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. I look like you. Marcella Stewart

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