March is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Imagine your child woke up one morning and complained of a sore leg, you noticed over the coming weeks that he/she appeared to be stiff each morning or after periods of immobility. Then all of a sudden the pain and stiffness disappeared only to return again at odd times. Each time the pain and stiffness lasting a little longer and becoming more painful. What would you do for your child? Who would you turn to?
I am not sure how old my sister Paula was when she started having pain, all remember is how much it hurt her, how swollen her knee would be and hearing her cry at night when it got too painful. I remember seeing the pain in her eyes after a visit to the doctor to have fluid removed from her knee. I don’t think I ever heard the words Juvenile Arthritis used with my sister’s experience but I think based on the research I have done thus far she just may have been diagnosed with JRA. I am so glad she never had to experience what Caitlin R had to experience, click the link below to read about Caitlin’s experience with JRA.
I joined Joints in Motion to raise funds for the Arthritis Society. The Arthritis Society has provided me with the support I need for pain management and ways to function as normally as is possible, the Society’s mission is to search for the underlying causes and subsequent cures for arthritis, and to promote the best possible care and treatment for people with arthritis. Please help me help the Arthritis Society find a cure for Canada’s #1 chronic illness and provide better programs and services for the nearly 4.5 million Canadians young and old battling arthritis. You can donate by clicking the link below.