Living With Arthritis At 18-Years-Old — Katrina Cairns (#73)


Meet Katrina Cairns…


Katrina Cairns is one of the youngest people we’ve ever had on the podcast. She’s also the first person I’ve ever met with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).


At 14-years-old Katrina unexpectedly developed chronic pain in her knees, elbows, fingers, neck, hips and toes… and after a challenging year of doctors not knowing why, she was finally diagnosed with early-onset Arthritis, something that according to Katrina, is much more common than you think. 


In today’s show, Katrina teaches me what arthritis actually is, shares how she was able to deal with such a difficult diagnosis at a young age and the importance of pacing ourselves as we chase our biggest goals, dreams and desires.


Katrina is wise beyond her years and even though her story is quite niche, there are so many valuable life lessons and principles shared in this week’s conversation that I know you’re going to get a lot out of it. 


 Check it out.

How To Listen

You can listen to today’s show with Katrina Cairns on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast or your favourite podcast app.

If it’s your first time listening to a podcast, click here to discover how to listen and enjoy.

Guest Information For Katrina Cairns:

Thanks for listening, wanna hear more local stories?

Subscribe to our email newsletter or see who else we’ve interviewed here.

Thanks again to Katrina Cairns for taking the time to share her story with us!

See you next time.

— Matt

P.S. You can share this week’s episode by click the buttons below.

Matthew Thompson