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I would like to join the Corporate Gerbera Club ($100)

Our Corporate Gerbera Club is a great way for businesses to show their support for Arthritis New Zealand, and help us raise vital funds for the 530,000 New Zealanders who live with arthritis. By donating $100, your business will be acknowledged as a community-focused organisation that recognises the serious impact of arthritis in New Zealand. To find out more, please contact us on 0800 663 463.

Hi. I’m two. I have arthritis…” Lauree had only been walking for about three months when her parents began noticing her morning stiffness. “She wouldn’t stand up in her cot. She’d cry. We initially thought it could be a hip problem,” they recall. GP visits led to a specialist consultation at Hutt Hospital and at 19 months Lauree was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

Lauree

Age 2, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

The Good Registry

The Good Registry  thegoodregistry.com is  a gift registry with a difference- it is offering people” less stuff and more goodness for Christmas”. The idea is to help people who want to make a gift to someone who has everything they need and answer the age old question What would you like for Christmas? It works by people setting up a gift registry ,tell friends and family and invite them to your page to make donation to a charity.

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Your Stories

Can you imagine what it’s like not being able to open the lid of a jar of food, tie your shoe laces or open your milk? Do you have problems with packaging? Turning a doorknob? Or any other common day activity that we take for granted?

For someone with arthritis, these activities can be almost impossible, and cause pain and frustration. It can be embarrassing asking for help.

These are the stories of every day New Zealander’s that have arthritis. They come from all ages and stages of life, but all have common ground when it comes to the challenges and pain they face with arthritis.

Teri

“At 17 months old I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Now at 23 years of age I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A handful of my joints are also affected by osteoarthritis (OA). "Arthritis New Zealand supported me from an early age and in 2008 I was the...

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Jacob

Arthritis is not just an old person’s disease. Half the 624,000 Kiwis with arthritis are of working age and around one in 1000 children has arthritis. Jacob Toresen was one of them. He was just like any other active, sports-mad Kiwi kid when he was diagnosed with...

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Kylie

“I was diagnosed in my mid-20s with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I’m now in my mid 40s. I have a job where I do a great deal of physical work with my hands in a creative industry,  and so I was initially upset and devastated with the diagnosis, thinking,...

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Tiare

Tiare, 68 was only recently diagnosed with gout. It virtually happened overnight and came on the back of already having diabetes and heart problems. One morning, she woke up with a severely swollen thumb that felt painful. Her daughter accompanied her to...

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Teri

Teri

“At 17 months old I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Now at 23 years of age I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A handful of my joints are also affected by osteoarthritis (OA). "Arthritis New Zealand supported me from an early age and in 2008 I was the...

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28th May 2018 – Managing arthritis – Papamoa

28th May 2018 – Managing arthritis – Papamoa

Managing arthritis Tools and tips for managing your arthritis with Sheryl Jensen, Arthritis Educator   Monday 28 May 10.00am – 12.15pm Managing pain & fatigue 1.00pm – 3.00pm Polymyalgia rheumatica   Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Rd, Papamoa Beach To book your...

Take charge of your arthritis

Take charge of your arthritis

*Ongoing* - Take charge of your arthritis with our phone service available throughout the Waikato DHB region. Call 0800 663 463 to sign on for three months of a telephone coaching service, and learn how to: -Understand your arthritis -Manage pain -Gain skills for the...

Giving was a way of life for bequest donor

Giving was a way of life for bequest donor

A Lower Hutt man who quietly donated to numerous charities throughout his life has done the same in death – leaving gifts to ten charities, including $100,000 to Arthritis New Zealand. Thomas Graham worked as an engine driver and collected scrap metal for sale. He had...

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Arthritis New Zealand receives only a small amount of funding from government agencies – the rest comes from the kindness of individuals such as you. We are the only voice for people with arthritis; we are their advocates for better packaging, for more rheumatologists, and better access to medications not yet available in New Zealand. Will you help us by making a gift today? Click on the Donate Button and select the amount.

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