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Amy Hepburn

Amy Hepburn

Name: Amy Hepburn
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Glasgow
Campaign: To show young people get arthritis too

When I was 17 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. There have been times when I’ve told people I have arthritis, and they’ve said ‘you’re too young to have that’. 

 

We made a light-hearted film with Fixers because arthritis can be scary but we all try to look at it in a positive way. 

 

We wanted to reach out to other young people who have been diagnosed with it, and help them to feel less frightened and show that you can find a funny side to things too.

 

We want to show the film in hospitals, so that teenagers who have just been diagnosed can see it and know they’re not on their own.

 

We also want to show it in schools. 

The following Fixers helped me with this Fix: 

 

Keiran McAuley

Michael Ward

Hayley McLagan

Alexandra Collins

David Sim

Erin Candlish

Jennifer Fleming

Raven Lane

Maria Spicer

Sam Matson

Katherine Batters

Paul McAlpine

Klaire Connor, Charlotte Bamford and Gillian Meens from Arthritis Care Scotland supported me with this Fix. 

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