James Lowe is a New Zealand rugby union player and an official ambassador for Arthritis New Zealand. Lowe plays in the wing position for the Markos and Chiefs. In 2014, he played his first Super Rugby and contributed to the Chiefs 18-10 victory over the Crusaders in Christchurch. His aim is to play for the Kiwi World Cup squad in the near future.
Lowe was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), at the young age of 14. He takes prescribed medications and a weekly injection to control his arthritis. JIA strikes children under the age of 16 and affects an estimated one in 1000 children. It is one of the most common chronic diseases among children. To read about the different subtypes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, please click here. Continue reading
Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics by joining us in the virtual Arthritis Olympic Village.
Arthritis Broadcast Network (powered by Arthritis Consumer Experts) invites you to join us between August 5-21 in our virtual “Arthritis Olympics Village” Facebook page. In honour of an Olympic event happening each day, the village will share inspirational stories on:
- Athletes living with arthritis who have excelled or continue to excel at their sports
- Injury prevention and risks associated with certain sports
- Athletes and what they can do to advocate for the well-being of people living with arthritis
- Which specific sports may benefit people living with arthritis
It’s time to recognize and promote that people living with arthritis can remain active and become “Olympians” in their own eyes.
Come hang out and experience the Arthritis Olympics Village: Continue reading