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Help to take away Cara's pain

Cara Davidson

Our summer appeal is now over, but you can still read Cara's story and donate to help to take away her pain.

Cara's story

This is Cara. Her life has been affected profoundly by arthritis. She's supporting our work because it holds the only real hope of a pain-free future for her and for the millions of others who live with the agony of joint pain across the UK. Possibly for you too.

Could you give a gift to help Cara and improve the lives of everyone with arthritis?

Cara bravely told us her story:

"I’m only 40, but for the last six years I’ve seen my life consumed by arthritis. It’s an unusual type of rheumatoid arthritis where cysts grow on my bones and can easily break them. It started in my wrists, but now it’s in every bone of my body."My twins have had to cope with having a different kind of mum, someone who often needs their help instead of the other way round."

"Life hasn’t been the same since. When I do get outside, I have to walk with a stick, or on crutches if it’s really bad – but what happens to me is just the start. My twins have had to cope with having a different kind of mum, someone who often needs their help instead of the other way round.

"My husband has to do a full day’s work then start again when he gets home, doing all the things I can’t do any more. We’ve even had to leave our family home and move into a bungalow, where the layout means I can have a bit more independence."

Your gift could make sure that no one loses their independence because of arthritis.

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