Sarah Cordrick began her mission to fight arthritis in 2014. At 30 years old she found herself in the best shape of her life. She enjoyed being active, competing in walk/runs, and playing with her kids. She experienced a sudden onset of pain in her knees, then her elbows, wrists, and knuckles. After over a year of struggling for a diagnosis she was no longer able to do things that seemed so small to most; like closing the trunk of a car, getting a cup off a shelf, or climbing stairs to tuck in her kids at bedtime. After seeing a specialist, she finally received a diagnosis…. it was rheumatoid arthritis.
Now that Sarah was able to put a name to this disease, she began to take a stand to fight for a cure. She uses advocacy and volunteer work as a healing outlet. She participated in the Walk to Cure Arthritis in Cleveland, OH and Charleston, SC. In 2016, Sarah attended the Advocacy Summit in DC where she spoke to our governmental leadership about funding to support arthritic research. She also served on the Midlands Jingle Bell Run committee and joined the Arthritis Foundation as an Ambassador. This year she plans to continue to raise funds for a cure, bring awareness through social media, and be an active part of South Carolina’s advocacy/ambassador program.
To support Sarah, visit her fundraising page today!
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Zachary Wingard is a 13-year-old that is raising awareness and money for juvenile arthritis. Zach was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of 12 just recently in November 2016. He is adjusting his life to daily medication injections every two weeks and learning to live a life with pain.
However, Zach pushes through even on his bad days! Team Zach was organized to perform fundraisers throughout the year as well as taking items up for Richland Memorial Children’s Hospital! Zach quote is "God has him"!
To support Zachary and "Team Zach", please visit his fundraising page today!