Zoe Zeerip was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at age 13, after enduring a year of mysterious symptoms and misdiagnoses. After spending much of her teens in denial about her arthritis, she began to embrace advocacy and raise awareness for the challenges of living with arthritis as a child and young adult.
About Joint Effort
Michigan-based siblings Zoe and Zeppelin Zeerip teamed up to make Joint Effort as part of their mission to help other families navigate the world of juvenile arthritis. The name Joint Effort has multiple meanings. “First, it refers to my joints and the continuous effort that I must put into maintaining them and using them so I can live the life I want to lead,” says Zoe. “Second, it has an underlying tone of community. If we can all embrace our shared struggles, then we are joined not only through a shared disease, but a shared strength.” Learn more at https://creakyjoints.org/jo...
CreakyJoints is a digital community for millions of arthritis patients and caregivers worldwide who seek education, support, advocacy, and patient-centered research. We represent patients through our popular social media channels, our website www.CreakyJoints.org, and the 50-State Network, which includes more than 1,500 trained volunteer patient activists.
As part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, CreakyJoints also has a patient-reported outcomes registry called ArthritisPower® with nearly 30,000 consented arthritis patients who track their disease while volunteering to participate in longitudinal and observational research. CreakyJoints also publishes the popular “Raising the Voice of Patients” series, which are downloadable patient-centered navigational tools for managing chronic illness. For more information and to become a member (for free), visit https://creakyjoints.org
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