A.S. Face 1859: Don Markham

Hello my name is Don Markham and I was officially diagnosed with AS in 2014. I have had symptoms all of my life and never really heard of Ankylosing Spondylitis or know what it was until 2014 when I had my last major flare that lasted months and scared the crap out of me and everyone I knew. Since being diagnosed I have made it my mission to stay positive and not let the disease win. It may have taken my normal way of life in some senses, but it did not take my will, passion, and desire. My wife Brittany has been with me during this journey and for that I owe her everything. I am currently breaking the rules of AS and winning by competing in powerlifting events. In 2017 I broke a national record and two Texas state records in lifting. I am looking to do more in 2018. Please keep the fight going and awareness for all AS Warriors. I am one of the many faces of AS.

Texas, United States of America

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2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1859: Don Markham”

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

    • Thank you for sharing and all of your hard work in doing this. You have done so much for the AS community by taking the time to care about our stories.

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