Kari Solis (now 42) grew up being extremely active and healthy, very dedicated to both skating (ice and in-line) and martial arts
through her late 20’s. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Antiphospholipid Syndrome in early 2008 having the prior two years of diagnostic research going nowhere.
After diagnosed with RA and AS (at age 32), complications slowly started to develop over time. Allergies to medications, chronic migraines, left eye vision loss, seizures, tremors, speech and memory issues, Somnolence, skin lesions; believed to be an autoimmune called Pemphigus which continues to be a diagnosis struggle, and a very rare severe disorientation called Alice In Wonderland Syndrome (requiring the use of a wheelchair or walker for stability).
For a little over a year, Rheumatology has made a call to stop all
RA treatments as it was likely the cause that helped trigger sepsis/
organ dysfunction in 2016 and septic shock/organ dysfunction
2017, leaving her in debilitating and at times immobile pain. As a
result of this curveball in life, her new team name has changed
to Kari On. Regardless how difficult things get she focuses to “Kari
On” with her life trying many holistic and alternative healing
methods to cope and hopes to inspire others not to give up no
matter the challenges life tosses.