Kids Get Arthritis Too →
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...
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Illness, Arthritis and JIM Updates
As I previously posted having Rheumatoid Arthritis does not show on the outside, it is an invisible disease that attacks the joints and can be very painful and debilitating. Many of the medications used to control this autoimmune disease suppress the bodies immune system. The suppression of the immune system means the body is susceptible to many of the germs and viruses that are floating around...
JIM Updates Help me meet my goal!
I’ve just recieved my reminder that by March 1, 2012 I am supposed to have raised $2800! Yikes, I have raised $907.00 and am $1893.00 away from that goal! I hope some of my donation letters are fruitful in the next few days! I had to change the date of my pie sale due to work and other obligations. I currently have 5 orders for this coming Friday. Hopefully with any luck I will at...
A wonderful article was printed in our local newspaper about my mission. I was surprised at the amount of coverage this article brought to my journey. That very day I recieved a call for 5 pie orders, a donation for my auction and as well as a cash donation. Going to stuff envelopes today. I’ve handed out 30 donation forms and will wait to hear back from them with a gentle reminder 7...
Arthritic Adventures-Joining the Joints in Motion...
Having arthritis is not fun! I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) about 6 years ago. Since then I have also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Each of these diseases have had a significant impact on how I live my life. I can no longer just jump out of bed and start my day. On a good day it may take only 5 to 10 minutes to work out the stiffness in my hands and joints. On a bad day...