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The Walking Spondies Night Walker April Event Recap

Hi folks! I’m Carrie Kellenberger, and I’m Team Captain of The Walking Spondies in Taiwan. We’re an international team comprised of walkers from Canada, the US, the UK, Taiwan, and Australia. We held our first official Walk Your AS Off/WalkASOne event on Thursday, April 16th at CKS Memorial Hall in Taipei. This was also our first organized team walk, and we chose to host a night walk at the suggestion of one of our team runners, David Mitchell. Thank you for the fantastic idea, David, and thank you for getting there early to track the time and distance. Setting personal goals and… Read More »The Walking Spondies Night Walker April Event Recap

A Walk in Malita, Davao Del Sur, Philippines With Ivanhoe Ardiente

I first met Ivanhoe through AS Facebook friends a couple of years ago. His story & struggles with his fused joints are heart wrenching and inspiring at the same time. Ivanhoe has not only a fully fused back but fusing in one shoulder and both hips. His body has become a cage limiting movement in a way so many cannot even begin to imagine. And yet, his spirit soars – uncaged – it takes flight through his kind acts and most especially through his talent with a paint brush. Ivan asked me if he could walk for Walk Your A.S.… Read More »A Walk in Malita, Davao Del Sur, Philippines With Ivanhoe Ardiente

ASers Running Dubai Marathon for AS Awareness

Dubai – Janruary, 25, 2013 “Nearly 19,000 people will run their hearts out in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa on Friday morning – many of them pounding the pavements for a cause. One group who will be running the 10k is competing against all the odds – because they suffer from a potentially crippling spine disease which leaves them barely able to walk. They all suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis, an arthritic disease of the spine and are running to raise awareness of the disease which can be eased if detected early. Their doctor, Humeira Badasha, who has a practice… Read More »ASers Running Dubai Marathon for AS Awareness