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Win a T-shirt Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis!

NOTE: This contest has ENDED. The NEW RA WARRIOR STORE is here – click HERE!

Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis like Wonder Woman

I don’t know about you, but usually feel more like Mighty Mouse than Wonder Woman when it comes to dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA kicks me in the butt every day. Somehow, by not backing down, I feel I’m still in the ring.

This week I was telling my daughter about the Wonder Woman I grew up watching. Of course she did not have to deal with Rheumatoid Arthritis, but look at the ways she battled. Her golden lasso forced everyone to tell the truth. Truth is a major part of our battle too. We want the truth told about RA in the press! And wouldn’t it be great to wrap the Lasso of Truth around RA and force it to tell us the truth about a cure?

What I couldn’t do with Wonder Woman’s agility and speed? And an invisible airplane! My imagination wandered so far I decided to take my own alter ego, the warrior avatar and give her a Wonder Woman makeover. So, after many hours in the photoshop beautyshop, here she is! You can get her on an RA T-shirt right now at this link.

Still dealing with… Rheumatoid Arthritis and Woman’s Day

Can you believe it’s been only 2 weeks since I published the Woman’s Day video? I have no idea how many letters or emails or faxes have been sent. My own letters have not received a reply yet. Please watch the video and pass it on by reposting it, emailing it, or linking to it. If you feel the same way as I do about dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis not being a picnic in the park, please consider sending Woman’s Day your opinion, too. To read more or watch the video now, click here: Woman’s Day Rheumatoid Arthritis Article: a Video Appeal.

How to win a T-shirt or stuff dealing with RA

You could win a Rheumatoid Arthritis the t-shirt of your choice from RAWarrior

  1. Change your Facebook or Twitter profile picture to the new Wonder Woman Warrior logo for at least three days during the contest – OR – post this link about the contest as your status on Facebook or Twitter – OR – on your own blog. And then let me know! Each action is worth 1 entry.
  2. You must remember to tell me that you are entering the contest!  You can use a comment, message, Tweet, or email.
  3. Once you have already entered the contest, you can earn two extra entries by commenting anywhere on the blog or by signing in as a Friend of the site on the sidebar.

So, if you did everything, you’d have a total of 5 chances entered. Roo and I will be very busy cutting up paper and writing names! Good luck to everyone!

If you don’t wear T-Shirts, I’ll be happy to substitute an apron or water bottle. There’s plenty of guy-appropriate gear, so we are not leaving you men out! There are sizes up to 3X or 5X in several shirts and we try hard to make everybody happy!

Recommended reading:

Kelly O'Neill Young

Kelly O'Neill (formerly Kelly Young) has worked over 10 years as an advocate helping patients to be better informed and have a greater voice in their healthcare. She is the author of the best-selling book Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked: 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease. Kelly received national acknowledgement with the 2011 WebMD Health Hero award. She is the president of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Through her writing and speaking, she builds a more accurate awareness of rheumatoid disease (RD) aka rheumatoid arthritis (RA) geared toward the public and medical community; creates ways to empower patients to advocate for improved diagnosis and treatment; and brings recognition and visibility to the RA patient journey. In addition to RA Warrior, she writes periodically for newsletters, magazines, and websites. There are over 60,000 connections of her highly interactive Facebook page. You can also connect with Kelly by on Twitter or YouTube, or LinkedIn. She created the hashtag: #rheum. Kelly is a mother of five, longtime home-schooler, NASA enthusiast, and NFL fan. She has lived over thirteen years with unrelenting RD. See also https:/rawarrior.com/kelly-young-press/

73 thoughts on “Win a T-shirt Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis!

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  • June 21, 2010 at 11:41 am
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    I am one of the biggest advocates for Ra and also JRA. My daughter who is 5 now, was diagnosed at the tender young age of 18 months with JRA, a few years after my diagnosis in 2003. We both live with this disabling disease but we fight it day by day. We both are Humira Shooters, Dr dad give us our injections on the same night so we can hold hands and help eachother with the pain. Martina is doing so-so with her swelling and stiffness but as with everyone dealing with RA, she has her good days and bad. I do fairly well, I have since Feb 4, 2010, dropped 57 pounds which is really helping with my pain and stiffness. My family and I take any oportunity we can to tell everyone about our family’s dealings and to collect money for a cure. I have been my area’s walk chairman for 4 years now, I am on our Fall Family Campout committee, have chaired our area’s Bone Bash last fall, and we regularly attend the AJAO conferences. This is such a great group of people, we are all in tune to what eachother may be dealing with every day. We must hold strong and stick together to get our word out there… so many people do not know Kids Get Arthritis Too… this is so under publicised and unfair for the children. But please be happy that my family is out there as much as we possibly can telling the story of our family’s RA. I would love to get some more shirts to wear, we wear all of our walk shirts and other tees we have bought when we go places just as a conversation starter, to get the advocacy out there..like a walking billboard..lol
    thanks so much for the page and friendship for all of us to embrace..

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    • June 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm
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      Tracey, Thanks for sharing your story and your daughter’s story here. You are doing so much. We can become an army for awareness. A gracious, but tough army. :heart:

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  • June 21, 2010 at 11:57 am
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    Hi, Kelly! I’d LOVE to win a t-shirt! I changed my FB profile pic & posted this link there and on Twitter. Thanks bunches for all you do!

    P.S. I haven’t heard anything from Woman’s Day either, and I really don’t expect too. :turtle:

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  • June 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm
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    I’d like to enter the contest. I’ve signed in as a friend of the site! Love the WW Avatar.

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  • June 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm
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    Changed my profile pic on facebook and twitter- and RT’d Hilary’s link from this morning. I love this- people ALWAYS notice when you change your profile picture! You did really well with this awareness campaign my friend!

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    • June 21, 2010 at 6:13 pm
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      Good Luck Jules, I wrote down your entries. Thank you – I have been working on this for days. Means alot to have you aboard. :heart:

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  • June 21, 2010 at 5:49 pm
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    Oh- on a side note- no response from WD either. Nice to see they pay attention….

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    • June 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm
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      Not a side note at all. I am not going to change my mind (since I can’t)… I guess we need to send more? or write louder? 😛

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  • June 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm
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    I would like to enter to win a t-shirt, I would like a ladies size large if I win! I have invited 2 friends and posted the picture as my profile picture! Even if I don’t win, how can I buy one???? I so enjoy you daily posts, I look forward to all the information & occasionally posting my feelings! Thanks for all your hard work! Hope you have a great day, soft hugs! Tell Roo Hello from “Belly Acres” in East Texas!!!!!! (That is the name of our little farm)

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    • June 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm
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      oh my gosh you can buy one on the Tshirt site any time! click here. Good luck I wrote down your entries. You can have whatever you want if you win!

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  • June 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm
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    Hi Kelly, Thanks for this! It’s something tangible that I can ask friends and family to do to support me. Profile pic, facebook post, blog post (www.lettersfromthebreach.blogspot.com) and signed in as a friend. Check, check, check and check! Hopefully some of my non-RA friends will help us out too! Blessing, Kris.

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  • June 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm
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    Great logo! I entered the contest and hope I win. Thanks!

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  • June 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm
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    Kelly, super cool! I will be changing my profile pic shortly 🙂

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  • June 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm
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    changed my facebook picture….hope i win..woohooo…love this site..thanks Kelly

    Kim

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  • June 22, 2010 at 8:51 am
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    I love that I found this site! I am so amazed at the information I am finding here!!!! Thank you to everyone for your info!!!!

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  • June 22, 2010 at 8:54 am
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    I posted the wonder woman pic as my profile pic on facebook and am going to change my status as well. I signed in as a friend on the sidebar. I am so excited to have found this site and I can’t wait to read read read!!!!! It is so helpful to know there are others out there who understand what you are living with! Please sign me up for the t shirt contest! Thank you! Aloha

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    • June 22, 2010 at 9:37 am
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      I got you down on the list! I’ll do the drawing 2 weeks from yesterday – that’s July 5. Aloha!

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  • June 22, 2010 at 9:51 am
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    I’ve posted the link and am about to change profile pic. 🙂

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  • June 22, 2010 at 10:13 am
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    Aha! I joined the blog as well. This is Mary Kathryn from Facebook. 😀

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  • June 22, 2010 at 11:08 am
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    I changed my profile pic for this week 🙂

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  • June 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm
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    Im all in and hope to win a tee or water bottle for my 5 yr old Martina who has been dealing with this since she was 18 months.. she and mommy both have this horrible disease and fight it everyday.. we sure hope to win matching tees.. this would be sooo..cool!!!!!!!! Here is a little something i would like to share with all of u..
    Written by me and my 5 yr old …

    MARTINA’S HANDS

    Some days my elbows hurt,
    some days they dont,
    Some days my knees work,
    Some days they dont,
    As for my hands,
    Well, they will ALWAYS BE,
    Praying for RA people,
    Just like you and me.

    5 yr old Martina Marie Maurer DX at 18 months… 11 joints affected.
    Momma loves ya babe…together we will be surviviors..we Will not let this take our life out of us.

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    • June 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm
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      I just read your comment…God bless your family. I am inspired by her words. The Smiley family in Oklahoma will be praying too!

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  • June 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm
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    I changed my facebook profile pic and became a member 🙂 I was diagnosed in Feb 2010. I have 2 daughters ages 3 and 7. The final straw was when I couldn’t button their shirts before school. I am trying to become a RA Warrior. It’s hard. There is so much information out there. Thanks for your website. I have found it informative and easy to understand. THANK YOU!!!! Sarah Smiley 🙂

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    • June 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm
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      Good luck on the contest, Sarah. I’m sure you are a Warrior! Your girls will definitely think so! I’m so blessed by mine who are now 17 and 20. I never knew how much they realized (about what I did for them) until they were older. :heart:

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  • June 23, 2010 at 10:01 am
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    I finally changed my profile picture, posted the contest on FB and joined the “friends” of ra warrior. Just for the record-I tell everyone I meet about this incredible site. You and your work have totally changed my outlook on life with RA. It is an awful disease but it is wonderful to have all this support. Love ya, girl. Have a great day.

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  • June 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm
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    I would love if you would offer coffee mugs with the Cool Chick, Dreadful Disease saying. 🙂

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  • June 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm
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    me too!! i have never looked more beautiful on my profile pic!!

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  • June 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm
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    Kelly, I have changed my profile picture to the new Warrior Woman. Please add me to your wonderful contest.
    You are AWESOME!
    Cindy

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  • June 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm
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    I think it’s wonderful! I am so happy to know that this site exists. I already changed my facebook profile pic to the Wonder Woman Warrior logo. Please enter me to win. Thanks!

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  • June 25, 2010 at 1:08 am
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    I’m changing my Facebook profile picture to the new Wonder Woman Warrior logo for at least three days during the contest and I’m posting this link about the contest as my status on Facebook!

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  • June 25, 2010 at 1:15 am
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    I entered the contest by doing all of the above requirements. Not sure how to email you so I hope this will do.

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  • June 25, 2010 at 1:28 am
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    I’m 38 and suffer from RA and Fibromyalgia and I just found this site. Love it! I will be refering it to my mom who has RA, Fibro, Lupus, and Mixed Connected Tissue Disease and my 17 year old brother who has JRA, Crohn’s Disease and other arthritis related illnesses. I want to let your followers know that The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of The Arthritis Foundation is having their annual Juvenile Arthritis conference July 30th, 31st, and August 1st in Philly. You can register now for a discounted rate at http://www.arthritis.org . It’s great for families affected by arthritis. Come join us for 3 days of fun!

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  • June 25, 2010 at 2:37 am
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    Kelly do you think you can add fannypacks to your merchandise? I’m going to spend a day at Camp JRA, The Arthritis Foundations Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s camp for kids that suffer from all kinds of arthritis. And I need something to carry my meds in. It’s going to be a long tough day and I don’t want the weight of a back pack slowing me down. It would be very helpful. I could also use it at the JA conference the end of July. Thanks, Jessamyn

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  • June 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm
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    Hi Kelly! Hope your feeling well today. My feet and ankles are so swollen, they look and feel horrible. My mom took pictures so when I go to my Rheumatologist next month we can show him. I usually see him in early am before they are bad, so he never seems comcerned. Maybe the pictures will finally get his attention. What do you think? HA HA

    I loved the t-shirts I bought so much, I am entering the contest. Hope you don’t think I am being greedy, they are a great advertising tool!

    Hope your family is well also, will be seeing you on the posts! XO

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    • June 26, 2010 at 2:38 pm
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      Hi Lois, I noticed you and added you to the list! I have been working on a project for a while with some pictures if you want to email me some to include. My addresss is kelly @ rawarrior.com – There will be no names attached to the pictures.

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  • June 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm
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    Don’t know if I was supposed to tell you I changed my profile picture to Warrior Woman and posted the contest link on my status.

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  • July 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm
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    Just one more way that you are making us Warriors feel loved Kelly!! Thank you for all you do!!

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  • July 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm
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    Changed my pic over a week ago, commented and I always post your blog weekly so people will join!!!! Love you Kelly!

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    • July 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm
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      We’ve had some technical difficulties getting it posted this a.m. Jessamyn. But it was posted right about the time you wrote this comment!!! See the top post on the website. The winner is Jamie Wood. Her photo is in the fan photos on Facebook. It was a big surprise!

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