Ciara Curtin I was diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis two years ago, after struggling for years with pains, fatigue, and other symptoms/issues I couldn’t account for. Some people assume those with arthritis are older and look unwell so when it happens when you’re younger and look reasonably healthy, it can be difficult as people expect you to be able to do ‘normal’ things. Linking in with Arthritis Ireland was the turning point for me as when I attended my first workshop with them after my initial diagnosis, I felt like I’d found my tribe and was on a more positive path living with my condition, instead of suffering from it. Improving awareness and understanding of arthritis and chronic illness is an important topic for me. I’m doing this challenge to help raise both awareness and money for this valuable charity. Ciara Curtin