Debbie McGrady is a longtime RA patient; she knows firsthand how challenging the disease can be. As part of the national campaign Hand in Hand for RA, she is encouraging people with the condition to get involved in their local communities and share their stories. While there are a lot of resources to help RA patients deal with their symptoms, this program harnesses the desire of people with the condition to give back, rather than being held back by their disease. Debbie is also a fitness enthusiast, and knows how beneficial exercise can be – physically and emotionally. Experts believe exercise can actually decrease joint pain and stiffness while improving flexibility and mobility for those with RA.