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Founder of AS Freedom
Sky Denton grew up a talented mountain athlete in Jackson Hole Wyoming, one of the biggest hubs for adventure sports in North America.
The pain and suffering from AS began when he was 24 years old.
Within a year of developing symptoms, he was forced to stop pursuing his favorite activities due to pain. By the second year he had to quit his job as an adventure guide because of shooting sciatic pain and chronic pain in his hips. The pain became so debilitating that he was ultimately unable to guide his clients safely. By the third year he had completely lost the ability to live the active life he had always loved and identified with.
By the fourth year of suffering Sky was consistently losing the ability to walk and also to drive a car. The disease impacted his entire spine from his low back up to his head, his ribs, both feet, both ankles, left knee and was reaching into other parts of his body as well. He had painful auto-immune related skin issues on every finger, his head and even his face, along with digestive problems and irritable bowel syndrome.
Once the mysterious cause of his pain was finally diagnosed as Ankylosing Spondylitis, Sky was horrified. He soon traveled long distances to meet the best AS specialists he could in the USA. They all said he would have to take medications for the rest of his life, managing a tragic life-long and degenerative disease.
Sky and his family did everything they could to learn more about what could be done to help ease Sky’s pain.
Countless hours combing the internet for alternative avenues of hope and information lead to alternative doctors, dietitians, naturopaths, homeopaths, Ayurvedic practitioners and even a biochemist with a personal line of supplements. Sky was determined to find a solution that would help him reclaim his life.
All but his closest family relationships fell away. His caring and beautiful girlfriend became his main supporter and advocate for his health. When Sky was beaten down by pain and angry at his poor situation, she was there supporting him and promoting his personal growth every day. Despite Sky’s failing body they both knew there had to be a way back to health.
Sky simply refused to accept the two obvious extremes: living in hell, or killing himself.
Eventually Sky discovered a health coach named Peter Winslow who had a very positive message for people with AS. Sky began working in-person with Peter and this became the turning point in Sky’s life.
Sky quickly began to understand health and wellness in a whole new way. His body began to respond and his symptoms began to improve. In time he was off his medications and able to once again live an active and joyous life!
The journey from deep illness to good health was the most satisfying and empowering experience Sky has ever had, and this experience has given him a deep level of compassion for people with AS.
Sky built AS Freedom because he has deep compassion for people with AS. He also knows we all have the potential to live a better and less painful life when we have access to beneficial people, guidance and information.
Sky has been grateful to coach and support others while they create lives of AS Freedom.