Corrine Navarette of Omaha is traveling over one-thousand miles this week to Washington DC to ask Congress to support those suffering with arthritis. Navarette’s daughter was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 18 and hopes that Congress will help those suffering from this disability in several ways. She says advocates with the Arthritis Foundation are hoping Congress supports a bill that will make medications more affordable.
Navarette is asking Congress to also fund a pediatric subspecialty loan repayment program to help address the critical shortage of pediatric rheumatologists in the U-S and include post traumatic osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in the Department of Defense research program.
She is joining 350 supports from across the country in Washington DC this week for the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit.