Stephen Keat dedicated much of his life to his job as a U.S. foreign service officer. But after he was diagnosed with psoriasis, and then psoriatic arthritis, he saw his career quickly fade.
It was difficult for Stephen, who lives outside Washington, D.C., to accept that the professional life he had long known was ending. But once he did, he realized that being forced to retire could open doors to new opportunities, ways to use the skills had learned to become a valuable volunteer in the fight against psoriasis.
He shared his thoughts about how his condition moved him in a new direction with Christina Alexander, Community Development Manager at the National Psoriasis Foundation.