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EILEEN VS. ARTHRITIS

It was a bitterly cold day in January of 1986 in the Lower Mainland of beautiful British Columbia when Eileen Davidson was born…it was also the same day the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up 73 seconds after lift off. Directly out of high school Eilenn became an esthetician working in various spas and salons for the next decade. A month shy of her 27th birthday she gave birth to her son Jacob became a single mother. Shortly after, she began to experience chronic pain, fatigue and intense emotional disturbances like she never experienced before. After much confusion, embarrassment, shame and misdiagnosis at the age of 29 she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, later followed by osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Unfortunately her nightmare had just begun…

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