My name is Doug Schoeller and I have AS. I was diagnosed when I was diagnosed in 2008 but suffered with symptoms since I was a child. I am now 33 and the father of two wonderful little boys and married to the most amazing woman in the world who would give me her spine if it meant I didn’t have to suffer another day. I wanted to share my story because so many of us suffer but too few have a clue what we go through. Through efforts like this we will get the word out and hopefully this can lead to a cure one day. Wether it be in my lifetime, my children’s lifetime or beyond. Far too many people suffer and deserve the simple things in life like knowing I am going to wake tomorrow and I’m won’t hurt anymore.
Virginia, United States of America