Natalie was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 22 years old. Due to the shortage of providers in her area it took several months for her to receive care and after just two years of being diagnosed she was left with permanent damage in several joints. This has made daily living difficult, however due to new treatments available she has been able to regain most of her function back. She is passionate about health equity, advocacy and education, and aspires to work in rheumatology in low-income, underserved and minoritized communities. Your donation will help address the shortage of arthritis providers and find a cure to improve the lives of the 1 in every 4 people who battle arthritis.