My Hidden Disease: I Have Ankylosing Spondylitis And I’m Not Alone

People who suffer from AS tend to become family, whether they want to or not. We are the only ones who truly understand what we are going through — from restless nights, to being too sore to leave the house, to missing out on fun activities with friends.

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Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons on Sept. 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Dan was very adamant and wanted people to know “you aren’t alone, there is a community out there.”

I can’t stress this point enough. We have both felt alone, even with family around. It isn’t the same trying to explain what you are going through to someone who isn’t dealing with AS. Dan emphasized, “You need to find comfort in other people’s stories… now I really want to do all I can, to be a voice for it and to spread awareness so people don’t feel so alone.”



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