The Biotechnologist Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest on science, innovation and the future of medicines.


Living with rheumatoid arthritis: Sadiq’s story

Many think of arthritis as a condition that affects only the elderly. However, about three in 1,000 Canadian children are diagnosed with the disease.

 When Sadiq was only six years old, he was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis – a condition that caused pain and swelling in his joints.  

 I knew that I wasn’t going to be a regular normal kid,” Sadiq says. 

Now an aspiring professional golfer in Canada, Sadiq has taken control of his arthritis and says that it’s his motivator to work hard and chase his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Watch the video above to hear Sadiq’s story.

After reading this article, are you more likely to speak to your doctor about rheumatoid arthritis?