Shalanda White


My name is Shalanda White and I was diagnosed with AS last month. Before my diagnosis, I was suffering from severe lower back and hip pain. This May on my 37th birthday I woke up and could hardly get out of bed. After being referred to a rheumatologist I was told that I tested positive for the HLA-B27 gene. I feel alone with this disease because I don’t see anyone else that looks like me.

Florida, United States of America

One Response to “Shalanda White”

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

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