A Kid’s Guide

Living With Juvenile Arthritis: A Kid’s Guide

Adults can’t claim to know everything about living with Juvenile Arthritis, after all, it IS a kid’s disease! The Kid’s Guide will feature input from Grant and Evan, two boys who inspired the parenting guide, along with other kids who are dealing with rheumatic conditions under the JA umbrella. It is our hope that their insights and observations will encourage other kids dealing with the same issues, while helping parents to better understand what their children are going through, all from a kid’s perspective.

Taking The Bull By The Horns

"Taking the bull by the horns." It a common idiom, and doesn't really need too much explanation. It means facing a problem head on and tackling it, plain and simple.   I like this … [Read More...]

Grant’s take on diagnosis and meeting other JA kids

When I found out I had juvenile arthritis, I had a lot of mixed emotions. I was relieved to find out that I wasn’t crazy – there were real reasons for the way I was feeling, and we finally knew … [Read More...]

Evan’s Side

When I was diagnosed with JIA it had been bothering me for a while, but no one believed me. My brother had been really sick, going in and out of the hospital with a bad flare so when I said something, … [Read More...]

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