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Life as a Penguin

From: David Lewis
Length: 20:37

A look at arthritis and its affects on young people

Bar42002_small Life as a Penguin examines the devastating effects arthritis can have on children, teenagers and young adults. When people hear the word arthritis they often think of elderly people and a sign of getting old, from my experiences as an arthritis patient for the past 20 years this is far from reality. I am now 22, and I am one of around 12,000 young sufferers in the UK. Life as a Penguin aims to raise awareness of the condition by looking through the eyes of young people with arthritis who are often said to imitate the walk of a penguin.

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Life as a Penguin examines the devastating effects arthritis can have on children, teenagers and young adults. When people hear the word arthritis they often think of elderly people and a sign of getting old, from my experiences as an arthritis patient for the past 20 years this is far from reality. I am now 22, and I am one of around 12,000 young sufferers in the UK. Life as a Penguin aims to raise awareness of the condition by looking through the eyes of young people with arthritis who are often said to imitate the walk of a penguin.

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Review of Life as a Penguin

There's a lot of information to take in during this programme, but it is made more interesting by being put across from a personal persepective.

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