Trudy Eagan

Trudy Eagan

Trudy Eagan learned at age 22 that rheumatoid arthritis is not just a disease of the aged. The doctor who diagnosed Trudy wasted little time telling her that it was very likely that she would be in a wheelchair within five years. Trudy told him he obviously had confused her with someone else and left his office devastated, but prepared to prove him wrong.
 

Trudy shares her story with the hope that others will better understand why she believes so strongly in the mandate of the Arthritis & Autoimmunity Research Centre (AARC) Foundation. Trudy knows that arthritis research is making a difference in her future and in the future of generations to come. That’s why she chooses to make an incredible difference by committing herself to the Arthritis Research Foundation Board of Directors since 2000 and serving as Board Chair from 2008 to 2011.

 

Trudy is very encouraged by the dramatic breakthroughs that have taken place over the past five years. The treatments now available have made an incredible difference in her life and in the lives of many others. She believes that the rapid pace at which research is progressing will likely result in a cure for arthritis and autoimmune diseases in the not too distant future.