Julie was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 2016 after she thought she had broken her foot. Five years later she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). She knew the symptoms all too well – swollen and aching hands – because her daughter had previously been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. This knowledge also helped her navigate her husband through an RA diagnosis.
When not volunteering, Julie works at the consignment shop she owns, plays with her dogs, and likes to travel.
As the adult honoree, Julie hopes to help raise awareness so that more people can join the fight to conquer arthritis.
Join or support Julie and her team, Inflammation Sensations, on her personal fundraising page.