RA Public Service Announcement Video | Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

RA Public Service Announcement Video

Announcing a new RA public service announcement

Please watch my second-ever RA public service announcement, below! My mom always said to “make it short and sweet”—well this is short and serious. But hopefully you’ll feel the passion of my heart:

1) For people to recognize rheumatoid disease is more than arthritis—it’s a serious disease.

2) For people to recognize early testing and aggressive treatment is the closest thing we have right now to a cure for RA.

Watch the RA public service announcement now!

This RA public service announcement (PSA) was sponsored by imaware™. That means that this video says exactly what I wanted when I dreamed up this whole RA public service announcement and wrote it all down at 4 a.m.! imaware™ just paid the photographer to shoot and produce the video professionally.

An RA PSA is not for one-armed paperhangers

Mom said so many colorful things while I was growing up—it’s amazing how I remember them. (I wonder if she likes reading them on the blog?)

Running from one thing to the next like I do some days, she’d probably say I’m busier than a one-armed paperhanger. (Do you even remember wallpaper?)

That’s true, but as I’ve learned in the past, an RA public service announcement is NOT a one-woman job! Even if I was the one to stand in front of the camera, I cannot get this out there alone. If you agree with points 1) and 2) above, I hope you’ll share this video with everyone you know.

HOW TO HELP the rheumatoid arthritis public service announcement

  • Watch all the way through several times.
  • Share and encourage others to watch.
  • LIKE and COMMENT on the video on YouTube to show the algorithms that this video has value.

NOTE: If you saw a sneak peek of this video last week in an email, you’ve signed up for my list! If not, SIGN UP HERE. Emails are not frequent and I NEVER share your email address.


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Kelly O'Neill

Kelly O'Neill (formerly Kelly Young) has worked about 12 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 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 fourteen years with unrelenting RD. See also https:/rawarrior.com/kelly-young-press/

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2 thoughts on “RA Public Service Announcement Video

  • April 6, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Hello Kelly
    This is my first email to you and I must congratulate you on all you do for us when you must be suffering like the rest of us. Thank you so very much. I have RA/RD and at the moment I can’t walk on my feet for the pain. My surgeon has said I need all joints bones in my feet pinning and plating and ankles fused but he won’t do the Op as he says I won’t heal – very low ammunity and healing. I also have had Crohn’s disease for most of my life and have had a full on battle with it. Consequently I’ve been on prednisone since I was in my thirties and I’m now 72. Don’t know why I’m sharing this it’s not for sympathy or anything else but maybe to justify I really do have a few problems.
    Anyway my question is I have received your email with video and thank you very much however I can’t open the video. I live in Australia so would this be the problem?
    My heartfelt thanks to you my prayers that you stay well and my thoughts are with you.
    Kindest Regards

  • September 13, 2019 at 4:56 am

    thanks for this.


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