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Mandi Clephane
Mandi Clephane

My daughter was diagnosed with jca at the age of three, and is currently on two cancer drugs aweek to try and limit the damage to her joints. Unfortunatley my daughter has had a flare up and it is now attacking her jaw. Se struggles with eatting and chewing.

Robby Gantt
Robby Gantt

that is so sad!! I never heard of this...

Jackson Nzyoki
Jackson Nzyoki

I wish to bring to all friends on causes that i have been treating athritis for people diagonised with athriris here in kenya.I do it locally using herbal medicine and if the national research foundation is willing to help make it more mordern then i am ready to help these illfated children survive and wade through this problem.Since you have my email,you can contact me and i will do the needfull.My address is jackson kioko nzyoki

Lindsay Roux
Lindsay Roux

I had juvenile artritis too.

Margaret Wolf
Margaret Wolf

I am happy to spread the word about July being Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month so that children do not have to live with this painful disease.

Judith Flanagan Ifaa
Judith Flanagan Ifaa

Contacts have been invited :)

Robyn Kidd
Robyn Kidd

I think Juvenile Arthritis doesn't get the public attention some other diseases do, so pledge and share!!

Emma Waters
Emma Waters

Shared wiv my contacts, wish there was more awareness of this dreadful illness in England as its virtually unheard of over here. My daughter was diagnosed at 22 months, she's 5 now and has methatrexate injections. It's heartbreaking watching a small child suffer so much pain and spend so much time in hospital :-;

David Nelson
David Nelson

I think Juvenile Arthritis doesn't get the public attention like some other diseases do eg. Hiv, so pledge and shar and spread the awareness

Waynette Porter
Waynette Porter

As an adult who was diagnosed with JRA at the age of 7, nearly 30 years ago, the awareness was not anywhere near the level it is now. I hope as awareness is spread no more kids have to be doubted by people who think they know better that a child can't have arthritis, or people who think a couple of ibuprofen will make everything ok. No, it takes drugs that are classified as chemotherapy to control JRA. It takes biologic drugs with side effects that are extremely worrisome for parents, but...

As an adult who was diagnosed with JRA at the age of 7, nearly 30 years ago, the awareness was not anywhere near the level it is now. I hope as awareness is spread no more kids have to be doubted by people who think they know better that a child can't have arthritis, or people who think a couple of ibuprofen will make everything ok. No, it takes drugs that are classified as chemotherapy to control JRA. It takes biologic drugs with side effects that are extremely worrisome for parents, but then again, not treating JRA is just as scary as the side effects of the drugs. When I was first diagnosed, children with milder JRA were not treated as aggressively as they are now. Doctors were less willing to put a child on such strong medicines unless they were affected more severely. But, thankfully, now doctors know more than they used to and they know that it's much better to treat early and aggressively rather than let JRA do unseen damage that takes years to show up.

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