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International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis

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Mission: IFAA: AN INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR AUTOIMMUNE & AUTOINFLAMMATORY DISEASES WITH ARTHRITIS AS A MAJOR COMPONENT. WE DON'T "REPRESENT THE PATIENT VOICE", WE ARE THE PATIENT VOICE. WE ARE COMMITTED TO ELIMINATING THE ADVERSITY CAUSED BY AUTOIMMUNE & AUTOINFLAMMATORY DISEASES WITH ARTHRITIS AS A MAJOR COMPONENT BY IDENTIFYING, ANALYZING, AND PROVIDING SOLUTIONS TO PATIENT-REPORTED COMMUNITY PROBLEMS.

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12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Janice59

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I FAA is a wonderful organization, ran by people who have become experts and advocates, because they are patients too. Their website has lots of great information and links. They are always working on cool projects, and trying to make life better for those who suffer with an autoimmune arthritis. I am a volunteer representative and a patient. The IFAA helps me explain, understand, and deal with my illness. They give me strength and hope.

Wendy155

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with IFAA for almost 5 years now. I have seen so much growth and beautiful fruit coming from generous hearts working together to bring truth about Autoimmune diseases and dispell some of the falsehoods of these horrible diseases. I want to say thank you for all you do.

2 Abigail7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a part of such an amazing team of people! We are all patients working together to help other patients as well as doctors, nurses, caregivers and even insurance companies figure out autoimmune disease, treatments and remedies. I can't wait to see what we are able to accomplish in the years to come!

1 steven501

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I get to watch IFAA behind the scenes because my wife runs the organization partly from home and partly from their office in downtown St. Louis. The passion she and her team has for making a difference is like nothing I've ever seen. They use their experience as patients to find problems no one else can see, then they work so hard to find funding so they can create a team to fix what is wrong. I'm so proud of them!

3 Jeanie P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

IFAA has been an invaluable resource for awareness and information relating to inflammatory autoimmune diseases. The are amazing advocates for patients around the world.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great people working to make things easier for those of us with invisible autoimmune diseases, like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, sjogrens, and many many more.

3 TEREZRN

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is wonderful to be involved with this amazing organization and I am honored to be a representative since 2012. It was created and is run by patients, like myself, (I am a disabled- retired Registered Nurse) and others who are current/former educators and business professionals as well, all who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune/inflammatory arthritis disease(s). We volunteer our time to help raise not only global awareness and advocacy of these diseases but promote wellness education, and involvement in patient-centered research. IFAA continues making a difference everyday and continues being the "patients" voice! I look forward to continuing the journey with them, making a huge difference for all patients diagnosed with an autoimmune/inflammatory disease.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent non-profit organization helping auto-immune arthritis patients through online support and voluminous resources . IFFA also hosts a major event annually, WAAD, that attracts global non-profits dealing with similar diseases, again with the goal of patient education and support. Additionally, their ongoing Patient Cantered Research Projects are fundamental to their charter and are phenomenally beneficial for patients.

4 Deb_58

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IFAA is non profit made up uniquely by patients who suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. I am a representative of IFAA and love every moment.. It's a second family who understands.

4 mishkabean

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IFAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that takes on the issues that really matter to patients. Their focus is patient-centered and they strive to stay on top of what matters to the autoimmune arthritis and autoimmune inflammatory community, and work to solve the problems these patients deal with on a daily basis. It is patient run, so they know exactly what the needs and issues are, and the organizations founders and volunteers have backgrounds in business and leadership which allows them to excel at accomplishing their mission. The organization is also global, and they have done (and continue to do) an amazing job of bringing together organizations from around the globe to work together on these issues to ensure patients will have access to awareness, advocacy, wellness education, patient-centered research, and hope for the best possible care.

4 dolphingirljudy

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer(IFAA Representative) with the International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis I have found them very valuable for my journey I am a patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis and it really empowers me to feel part of a fantastic non profit organization. Patients from all over the world are able to volunteer and be part of a great team working together making a difference. IFAA is part of many projects and works with other organizations aswell to bring fantastic resources to patients with Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Diseases. The World Autoimmune Arthritis Day held Annually is held online so anyone in the world can participate and is definitely one of my Favourite times of year because together we are also raising awareness of these Diseases and something I am very passionate about. Thx Team IFAA you really have given me a sense of belonging we are TEAM AWESOME :)

5 Kelly211

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IFAA is a 501c3 non-profit that is run by patients for patients. They take on issues that matter to the patients living with autoimmune arthritis today and establish change to better the lives of patients tomorrow. They are a global network committed to patient centered research, advocacy, wellness education, and disease awareness. IFAA's founders and volunteers consistently excel at uniting non-profits, businesses, and patients for the betterment of the autoimmune arthritis community.