Do you know or can you direct me anywhere which would give indications of how many people are being newly diagnosed or treated with RA for example under age 30 in this Country?
My reason for asking is because I work in a bookshop where we are regularly asked to recommend titles. Books are then bought in duplicates and prominently displayed face out with our brief summary. Often these are titles which sell well anyway and I can't really see the point. However I want to try and buck the trend by recommending:
Another Alice by Alice Peterson. A biography of her own RA story as a young women. Though we are a busy store, the one copy we possess is rather hidden in the health section and it saddens me that it has not been found or sold for over a year, though I personally know of at least 3 young newly diagnosed sufferers who would benefit from it by at least feeling not so alone!
Do such stats exist which I could include as to how many youngsters are affected in order to dispell a few myths and maybe, just maybe, ensure that by highlighting the book in this way that at least one person finds her testimony to the human spirit gives them a little hope for the future?
Any advise appreciated.