Ankylosing Spondylitis

Competitive swimmer, triathlete, aspiring ironman athlete, and…Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferer? It may seem that the titles don’t mesh, but Tim Raschle, an Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) sufferer since college, has miraculously been able to still compete in a plethora of events despite his condition. In an effort to take his racing even further, he has joined the Arthritis National Research Foundation’s Racing For A Cure team to raise money for AS and other autoimmune diseases.

Candyce Sindelir was diagnosed in 2006 with rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. An arthritis diagnosis is never easy, however for some, it can be worse than for others. Her journey has led to physical therapy, financial hardship, alienation from her family and she's even had her children taken away from her – all as a result of her autoimmune diseases.