A.S. Face 2134: Alyssa Attrill

“I spent most of my life playing sports, so I always attributed the burning in my bones to being an athlete! I ignored the pain for years, until I met an incredible doctor who asked the right questions and encouraged me to pursue treatment. Things aren’t always easy, but Ankylosing Spondylitis continues to teach me compassion, empathy and courage everyday! I hope to use my experience with chronic illness to be a better community health educator, and disability advocate. A special thank you to the AS warrior tribe, my loving support systems and wonderful medical team for making this battle a beautiful one.”

Alberta, Canada

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 2134: Alyssa Attrill”

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

  2. Hello. Inspiring story. I am a health educator and instructional designer advocating for and educating people with many different conditions. Great way to fight back. Best of luck.


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