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K.J. Ramsey, MA, LPCC, NCC

Patient Advocate

K.J. Ramsey is a writer and therapist living in Charlotte, North Carolina and has lived with Ankylosing Spondylitis since 2009. Her writing has been featured in RELEVANT Magazine, Christianity Today, and The Huffington Post, amongst others. Her first book, This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers, invites readers into the surprising truth that we can live with joy even in the midst of profound suffering. You can follow more of KJ’s writing at

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5 Tips for Lasting Friendships With Chronic Pain

Sharing about your chronic pain can be a show-stopper with potential friends. Here's how to navigate new relationships when your illness has to be part of the conversation.

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After a Decade of Disease: This is What I Would Tell My Younger Self

K.J. Ramsey was diagnosed with AS in her 20s — she was afraid and in pain, with no idea what the next decade would bring. If only she could go back and talk to that 20 year old...