For the fourth year in a row Chris Deighton, NRAS Medical Advisor and constant supporter, will once again take on the challenge of the Great North Run for NRAS. This year Chris will be running the 13.1 mile route dressed as a pub landlord for the day with Helly Berger (NRAS member) in her wheelchair as his buxom barmaid (last year they donned super hero outfits for the day!). Helly has had JIA from a very early age and has had a number of operations on her joints and yet she shows such courage. Chris will be pushing Helly in her wheelchair around the 13.1 mile route with the help of trusted pushers Donna and Dean who are all hoping the weather will be a little kinder this year!
Chris has witnessed a revolution over the last 20 years in the care that is offered to those living with RA; however there is still no cure, RA and JIA remain life-long conditions. Chris works closely with NRAS, who know that being able to support the patient is a vital part of any treatment plan.