I’m Spencer O’Brien, Ask Me Anything


Do you have questions about what it’s like to live with rheumatoid arthritis at a young age?

Would you like a Team Canada Olympic snowboarder with RA to answer your questions?


Our Reddit AMA with Spencer O’Brien is now complete. To view the AMA, please click here.

Join Spencer O’Brien, Canadian snowboarder and Arthritis Research Canada Spokesperson, for a Reddit AMA “Ask Me Anything” on September 4 at 11 AM PDT.  


Spencer was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis just three months before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. At the time, she was 25 and a world champion in her sport. Spencer worried she would never snowboard again. Now, five years later, she is back on top of her game.   


For those who aren’t familiar with AMAs, they are online interviews hosted on Reddit, a social media platform with almost 330 million monthly, active users. One Reddit user hosts the AMA – in this case, Spencer O’Brien – and others – like you – participate by typing questions.

Some Facts About Reddit AMAs

  • You need to create an account to participate in an AMA. Go to https://www.reddit.com/ and click “sign up” in the upper right corner.
  • Participants can ask questions about absolutely anything.
  • The community – people participating in the AMA – vote on the questions they like the most, and those most popular questions rise to the top of the AMA comment section. 


Reddit AMA Guide

2018 AMA with Dr. John Esdaile

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