from the Institute for Patient Access

By Sammantha Derazio

Chronic diseases have a way of rewriting people’s life plans. Just consider my longtime dream of being a college athlete.  

One day I was training for championships with my varsity swim team. The next thing you know, I’m being rushed to a hospital with chest pain and swollen joints. I wound up in a rheumatology clinic, where I was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. 

Read More

Categories: Uncategorized