Kind of funny how things come full circle, as the first article I ever wrote as a freelance journalist was on Gerald. Five years ago, I didn’t even know how to spell “Psoriatic Arthritis” and have learned so much about it and Gerald’s journey since. I have known Gerald for years and he has always been open about his health, a straight-up guy who is very knowledgeable on today’s health issues and current practices. Gerald has established himself as an outspoken patient advocate, who is well known in the medical, cannabis and pharmaceutical space. He truly advocates for patient choice in treatment options based on informed decisions.
Gerald is such a patient-driven advocate that he keeps people close like fellow advocates like Rob Frid and myself all these years. His commitment to advocacy comes directly from spending time with patients like himself.
Gerald volunteers as President of the Canadian Spondylitis Association (CSA), President and CEO of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), Consumer Chair and Director for Arthritis Alliance of Canada, Director at Best Medicines Coalition (BMC) and Patient Advisory Committee at Ontario Best Practices Initiative (OBRI). Gerald has been an outstanding advocate on several health issues and most recently put his story out there in hopes of raising awareness for National Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day.
Did you know 1 in 400 Canadians are affected by Psoriatic Arthritis? To find out more, Gerald will be part of the @SPondylitisCA live chat via FaceBook on Monday, October 28th from 12 pm EST.
For more information on the event click here.
Thanks for sharing G! Great video!