No, it’s not just grandpa who has to deal with arthritis.
It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with the debilitating disease.
Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.
These children suffer from various autoimmune forms of arthritis. Their bodies’ immune system is attacking their joints, causing swelling, stiffness and permanent damage.
This condition is extremely serious, and if left untreated, it can result in loss of mobility, blindness, and even death.
To top it off, there is also a link between arthritis and hearing loss, especially with medications used in treatment.
It all comes down to early diagnoses and treatment to help kids avoid nerve damage down the road.
These children deserve our support!
Tell at least one other person that July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. You can make a difference in these kids’ lives by making a donation towards juvenile arthritis research or by sharing your support on social media using the hashtag #CureArthritis.