Andres Moreno

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I’ve been diagnosed with Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis for about 2 years now, and it’s been a ride. It first started off with a regular hip pain and then it got worse. I was taken to a doctor and for 7 months they didn’t know what’s wrong with me. They finally decided to send me to a rheumatologist and she blooded tested me and gave me lots of x-rays. They found I was HLA-B27 positive and had markers on my spine. My doctor compared previously taken x-rays and she became furious because she found out that I had markers of arthritis. So I went undiagnosed for 7 months. I wasn’t able to play outside with my friends and I became pretty frustrated. I was later prescribed HUMIRA and it has changed my life completely. I’m now part of my high school swim team and enjoy life now. I’ve learned that my flaws like my Arthritis, ADHD, and asthma are not there to bring me down, but to make me a stronger individual.

Nevada, United States of America

One Response to “Andres Moreno”

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

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