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.
that is so sad!! I never heard of this...
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
I had juvenile artritis too.
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.
Contacts have been invited :)
I think Juvenile Arthritis doesn't get the public attention some other diseases do, so pledge and share!!
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 :-;
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
I pledged on behalf of my nine year old grand daughter diagnosed at six, she now has JIRA in both knees. She is a strong girl and rarely complains but we need more research and understanding to stop prescribing and using adult forms of drugs for kids, the side effects are long lasting and terrible. Now her family has lost health insurance and they are struggling to pay for her treatments. Pledge please.