July is Juvenile Arthritis Month, and nearly 300,000 kids in the U.S. suffer from a form of it.
Many parents write off kids’ swollen joints, fevers, or rashes as other issues. But these are actually common signs of arthritis.
Arthritis in kids can take on an autoimmune form, which can hurt their ability to fight normal diseases and grow.
Autoimmune forms of arthritis cause kids’ immune systems to attack their own joints, causing swelling, stiffness, and permanent damage.
The autoimmune forms of arthritis in kids can also have serious effects if untreated, including loss of mobility, blindness, and death.
Arthritis takes a toll on people of all ages, and can hurt a normal childhood. Read some kids’ stories and learn about the cause.
You can make a difference! Make a donation to research or buy gear that supports and promotes awareness of kids’ arthritis.