Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis
Davina had a brand-new baby that was only a week old when she first started experiencing severe foot pain. Every step she would take felt like walking on glass, and she was scared to even carry her own baby for fear of falling. About 1 year later, she began to feel extreme joint pain and finally received a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. On top of her diagnosis, later in life she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.
Despite the multiple surgeries, unstable joints and disabling side effects from medications Davina chooses to wake up every day with a smile and an optimistic attitude. She loves to travel, attend concerts and spend time gathering with friends and family.
Davina’s favorite place to spend time is in her newly prepared home art studio where she can express her creativity and focus on her passion for painting.
Her daughter, that she was once scared to carry, is now a 22-year-old thriving young adult who loves to see her mother push herself through all the trials that having arthritis brings.