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This story is part of a series, Out of Balance, profiling a few out of the millions of people around the world living with immune-related diseases. Their journeys are what inspire researchers at the Allen Institute for Immunology in their quest to unlock the mysteries of the immune system and ultimately to improve patients’ health and well-being.
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Out of Balance | Linda's life with RA
Linda Sloate is one of more than a million people in this country living with rheumatoid arthritis. RA is a disease in which the body’s immune system becomes out of balance and attacks joints. Linda and those like her are why researchers at the Allen Institute for Immunology come to work every day. They’re unravelling mysteries of the immune system to help patients.