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Interview with Juvenile Arthritis Research published

In a busy week for Joel vs Arthritis, an interview with Juvenile Arthritis Research is published and I become an Official Ambassador and announce my plans for WORD Day.

For WORD DAY 2021, I was interviewed by the wonderful Juvenile Arthritis Research Project.

It was an absolute pleasure to spend time discussing all things juvenile arthritis, sharing parts of my story and hopefully offering a little hope for those early on in their arthritis journeys.

You can still do pretty much whatever you want. Ok, you’re not always going to be able to do certain things at certain times, but that’s the same for everybody. In my periods of remission, I proved everyone wrong (I even used it as my fuel!) – and even a perfectly healthy person hits the ceiling at some point, like that friend in school who wanted to be a rock star but never made it. Just don’t let your arthritis be your excuse. Ever.

I spent far too long worrying about what I’d turn into, worrying about what people thought, that I missed my childhood. Be better than me and keep proving people wrong.

Juvenile Arthritis Research – Joel Nelson Interview (

For the full in-depth interview, head over to the JAR website.

WORD Day Ambassador

Interview with Juvenile Arthritis Research published - Joel vs Arthritis

In other news, as posted on my social media accounts, I am delighted to be an official Ambassador for WORD Day!

I have lots of content planned over the week as we build to Thursday, with a brief schedule outlined below.

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