Susy grew up with mobility issues and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in 2014. Susy worked with her healthcare team to manage the chronic pain caused by RA. After almost three years, she was finally able to re-enter the workforce.
Susy discovered that having an invisible illness like Rheumatoid Arthritis made it difficult for her to find an employer that understood her needs. After connecting with WISE Employment Prahran, Susy secured a role at Karista, a start-up disability and aged care comparison website.
Susy has been in the role for only four weeks. She’s already developed strong relationships with her fellow employees, reignited her confidence and established herself as a key player within the company.
Video: Susy, who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, challenges stigma surrounding disability in the workplace