Variety and TIME recently reported that Aaron Sorkin will write the script for Lucille Ball’s upcoming biopic. The beloved “I Love Lucy” actress will be played by Cate Blanchett, and the film will be produced by Lucille’s children, Lucie and Desi Jr.

Join the CreakyJoints community and urge Mr. Sorkin to include Lucille’s struggle with rheumatoid arthritis in his film. Read our letter and fill out the form below to show your support of this initiative.

To Aaron Sorkin:lucille-ball-399439_1280

CreakyJoints, an arthritis patient community of over 88,000, asks that you include Lucille Ball’s struggle with rheumatoid arthritis in your upcoming biopic.

Google “celebrities with rheumatoid arthritis” and you will surely find Lucille Ball on the top of list. Ms. Ball has inspired hope and courage for countless people with rheumatoid arthritis. Our
community adores Lucy. She embodies what we encourage; being genuine to yourself and not to take life too seriously.

Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis are often invisible. People with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis suffer in silence and many do not have support networks of family and friends who understand how their condition impacts daily life. Having a visible icon, like Lucy, can help propel research, understanding and improve the lives of millions of chronic disease sufferers.

Please consider this appeal on behalf of the thousands of CreakyJoints members.