I recently got diagnosed with AS and have the HLA B27 gene present. I am only 16 years old and AS has affected my life in so many different ways, every day has been a struggle and all of the people that have had it for many many years truly inspire me. Not many people know what it is or how it feels so to finally find a support group has really motivated me and given me hope that my life hasn’t ended. Hopefully AS won’t take over my life and we can all soldier on!
Perth, Western Australia