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

“Emotion is what breeds art and I definitely had emotions, someone telling you, you have a disease that could possibly ruin your life,” he said. When you have a chronic ailment, your emotions tend to be all over the place — and sometimes you take it out on the people you are closest to.

Although I only spoke with Dan for minutes, I feel like I’ve made a life-long friend.

Our discussion wasn’t all serious, though. When I asked if he would ever write a song about AS, he immediately burst into song. “I think it has already been fused into many songs whether I knew it or not,” he said. I now think it is time for me to listen a bit closer to the lyrics of Imagine Dragons and see what I can hear.

Although I only spoke with Dan for minutes, I feel like I’ve made a life-long friend. I will probably never be able to talk to Dan again, but I know he’s out there rooting for all of us. And now, we’re all inspired by his music, his courage and his life with AS.

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