Helensburgh artist Sarah Rowan defies her rheumatoid arthritis to follow her dreams and inspire others

Desiree Savage
March 4 2021 - 7:00am
NEVER GIVE UP: Sarah Rowan can't wear skinny jeans because they make her hips hurt, she can no longer run and sometimes has to alter the way she paints because of having rheumatoid arthritis. But the artist is glad to be alive and hasn't given up on her dreams. Picture: Robert Peet
NEVER GIVE UP: Sarah Rowan can't wear skinny jeans because they make her hips hurt, she can no longer run and sometimes has to alter the way she paints because of having rheumatoid arthritis. But the artist is glad to be alive and hasn't given up on her dreams. Picture: Robert Peet

Sarah Rowan doesn't want to be known for her illness or the crippling pain it can put her in, but if telling her story can help at least one person then it's worth it, she said.

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Desiree Savage

Desiree Savage

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