Ashley Boynes-Shuck, 28 (Freelance Writer, Social-Media Consultant, Health Advocate and Volunteer)

Ashley Boynes-Shuck, 28 (Freelance Writer, Social-Media Consultant, Health Advocate and Volunteer)

“I live with rheumatoid arthritis, a lupus syndrome, celiac disease, osteoarthritis, and recently underwent brain surgery. So, I have made the best of my situation by working for myself and creating communities of advocacy and support for young people living with conditions like mine,” says Ashley Boynes-Shuck. She moderates an online support group for teens called Rheum to Grow and uses Facebook and Twitter as platforms for arthritis advocacy. She maintains her blog, Glitzburgh, and helps clients leverage social media as a promotional tool.

Photo by Laura Petrilla

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