He’s Charles Lindbergh’s grandson and he is very into aviation. He is a flight instructor and commercial pilot as well as being a spokesperson for several organizations like the Arthritis Foundation.
Erik, like Billy Bowden, was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 21. For 15 years, the disease left him virtually crippled. He had to use a cane, otherwise he was virtually unable to walk. After starting on Enbrel, Erik was able to gain back more of his mobility and has become very active as of late.
It is nice to see that Enbrel has helped him. Still, there are a lot of side effects and possible problems, so it is definitely something to talk about thoroughly with your doctor.
Erik’s personal website shares more about his life.