In the Spring of 2008, I was an extremely busy dual-degree graduate student, simultaneously pursuing a law degree and a masters in environmental policy. I was a member of the law journal, worked as a newsletter editor and events planner for an environmental research center, and was the only graduate student on the University's club water polo team. Then it happened. It started with some pain in my toes. Then fatigue and anemia. Followed by pain and swelling in my fingers. Wrists. Ankles. Knees. With all my symptoms adding up, the doctors gave me my diagnosis: rheumatoid arthritis. I was 25 years old.