Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Spencer O?Brien about the challenges?professional athletes face during competition while managing rheumatoid arthritis.?
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that has a severe impact on the joints and can affect other parts of the body as well due to severe swelling. For a professional athlete a diagnosis like this can be physically and emotionally devastating. For O?Brien it was finally an answer to why her body was failing her. She experienced low points, but like a great athlete she persevered, rebuilt herself and triumphed against the odds.
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2018 Olympian ??Slopestyle and Big Air
2016 X Games Gold Medalist ? Slopestyle
2014 X Games Bronze Medalist ? Slopestyle
2014 Olympian ? Slopestyle
2013 US Open Champion ? Slopestyle
2013 FIS World Championship Gold Medalist ? Slopestyle
2012 TTR World Championships Gold Medalist ? Slopestyle
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