Episode 7 – Suruthi’s Story and #WearPurpleforJIA

In this episode, I am delighted to be joined by Suruthi Gnanenthiran, an active member of the Instagram arthritis community, volunteer for NRAS (the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society here in the UK), friend and a great source of support to me personally, and I am sure, many others.

This is a special episode of the podcast as not only do we hear Suruthi’s personal JIA story, but we celebrate and raise awareness of JIA @ NRAS’ #WearPurpleforJIA day on 18th June, as well as their wellbeing week – a new full week of sessions and events running from Monday 14th June – Friday the 18th June.

You can find full details of this special event and how you can get involved here: #WearPurpleForJIA – JIA

Connect with our Guest

You can find Suruthi on Instagram here: @fightrheumatoidarthritis

Recommended Reading

Joel vs Arthritis – The wider impact of Juvenile Arthritis

Joel vs Arthritis – Juvenile arthritis and me

Joel vs Arthritis – Pain and Parenting; when the happiest year of your life becomes the hardest

Links and More Info

#WearPurpleForJIA – JIA

JIA-at-NRAS | Supporting children and families affected by juvenile arthritis

NRAS | Rheumatoid arthritis charity

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I share my story of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to raise awareness and specialise in pain, parenting (with disability) and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness. I write and campaign for leading charities and organisations. In addition, I provide patient experience consultancy for both charities and global healthcare companies.

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