|Welcome to the Spondyville Visitors Center.
Spondyville is a cyber-town for people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis(AS) or one of its related diseases, and for the people who know and care about them.
This site does not concentrate on the medical aspects of AS. There are many sites on the internet that deal with that. For the very best medical information regarding AS, I would direct you to the Spondylitis Association of America web-site located at www.StopAS.org or www.Spondylitis.org
History: The Spondyville Online Support group was founded in 1995, on AOL. Due to an increasing demand by non-AOLers to have access to our chats, we moved the home base of the group from AOL to Yahoo Groups in January of 2001. In 2006, Yahoo decided to discontinue its chat rooms, so we moved the Spondy Cafe to the Spondyville website where it remains to this day. Currently we maintain our Spondyville Message board on Yahoo and now we also can be found on Facebook.
The concept of Spondyville is simple. In a town where everyone has AS, no-one needs to feel they are going through this ordeal alone. In Spondyville, we all know what you're dealing with. We understand because we've either been there or are there. Think about it; what would a town be like if having AS was 'the norm' and not the exception?
Our ongoing purpose continues to be to help ourselves and our fellow Spondys cope with having this often debilitating chronic disease through humor, friendship, support and information and also to continue to be a leader in the effort to raise AS Awareness amongst the general public.
I hope you'll check out the other sections of town and look in on us from time to time. We'd love to hear from you.
Note: This site does not have any advertising. It is, and always has been, strictly a labor of love and is offered freely to all. We do sell some Spondyville-related merchandise on CafePress with all the proceeds going to the Spondylitis Association, and will, from time to time, promote Spondylitis related charitable events, such as our "Best Medicine" Nights of Comedy, but as with the merchandise, all proceeds go directly to the Spondylitis Association of America.
Spenser23@aol.com - Mayor of Spondyville
Chat with your fellow Spondyvilleans
by visiting the world-famous
SPONDY CAFE Chat room!
Regularly Scheduled Chat Sessions: SATURDAYS
10:00AM EASTERN time (7AM Pacific time)
2:00PM PACIFIC time (5PM Eastern time)
(Eastern time is GMT minus 5 hours)
The Spondy Cafe has been meeting regularly online since 1995
You can also get there by clicking on the Spondy Cafe link on the Main page