Who is Brad?
Brad Carlson was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis six years ago. “It came on so hard,” Brad says. “I lost my job and went on disability. It’s scary when you first get diagnosed. HealthCentral’s RA site helped. I wanted to do that for someone else, it’s why I got started in advocacy.” Brad volunteers with The Arthritis Foundation and advocates online. He lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with his wife Laurie and their dogs Bella and Myah.