About 3 years ago my now husband Stan, moved in with myself and my two children. One day he decided to have his biker buddies, who are all in their 50’s, come by so he could introduce us to one another. While I was standing on the front porch meeting them, my son Ben, who was 12 years old at the time, looked at Stan and his buddies and said, “So instead of the Sons of Anarchy, they’re the Sons of Arthritis!” Stan and I laughed so hard that Stan decided to create a “Sons of Arthritis” company and he copyrighted the name. Our first product was the black t-shirt that says, “Sons of Arthritis, Ibuprofen Chapter”. Since then customers have been emailing us with suggestions for new products. We now have “Hydrocodone Chapter” t-shirts, white shirts, women’s cut shirts, long sleeve shirts, patches, stickers, lapel pins and knotty bands. Drink koozies and hoodies are in the works. Stan has arthritis in both knees and I have arthritis in my back. We in no way mean to minimize the pain people with Arthritis experience on a daily basis. We just really want to share the laughter, as we both believe it is the best medicine and where would we be without a good sense of humor. So all you old farts ride safe and keep the rubber side down!
Sons of Arthritis: The Beginning