Patricia Cooper

Oakville, Ontario

Patricia Cooper is a retired Real Estate Sales Representative and has worked for the Peel Board of Education as a Continuing Education teacher in real estate. She was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 2002, although based on the progression of pain, it had been developing in her hips three years prior to her diagnosis. She underwent hip replacement surgery in 2005. Patricia has volunteered her time to Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) and would like to use her experiences with OA to help further knowledge and research into the effects of OA on the lives of patients, family and medical supporters.