UPDATE: 2013: His web site is no longer active.
Living with Arthritis is unique in that it is developed by a pastor who has Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Chad Fisher says, “My site was developed and started out of my desire to help people living with arthritis. Having lived with this disease for over 30 years, I understand the difficulties, limitations, and pain associated with chronic illness. He truly wants to help and share his experiences to help others. He had not found in the typical arthritis web sites the attitude he was searching for.
“I wanted to share from a different perspective. Most of the blogs or websites I read seemed to have a negative mood and mindset to them. I understand why, but I also know when facing an illness this kind of mindset is less than helpful. I wanted people to know they can thrive, and not just survive. This ties in with me being a pastor. My whole life wraps around God, and who He is. I believe that God desires people to be healthy, strong, and live a vibrant and whole life.” Chad goes on to explain, “I believe part of my call in ministry is to extend this hope to everyone; this includes those who are sick. So through Living with Arthritis, I share practical things I have learned, and mix in God and the strength and healing He desires to bring, all with the hopes of sharing love and hope to others.
- What is the Hardest Part of Living with Illness? Your Responses! (restministries.com)