Ever since Maria Fernandez was a little girl, she loved playing the piano. By the young age of 29, she proved herself to be a world-class pianist where she won over 38 prestigious international piano competitions.
Her daughter, Bella, also shared her passion for music and practicing piano duets became a daily routine for them.
But when Maria hit 57, she realized she couldn’t play as long as she used to. There was an unusual discomfort in her hands when she played sets of octaves.
However, she just brushed it off thinking it was due to over stretching. Soon enough, it turned into pain which lasted for months so she went for a check-up just to be sure it was nothing serious.
Unfortunately, her condition was more severe than she thought. The doctor broke the news to her that she was in the later stages of Osteoarthritis and there was nothing he could do but prescribe painkillers to manage the pain.