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Charlotte C., Age 5

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Charlotte C.

At the age of two, our youngest and 3rd daughter, Charlotte, started limping inconsistently and woke up one morning with a swollen knee. She was diagnosed with pauciarticular juvenile arthritis (less than 4 joints) in October 2007. 

One month later, both knees were drained and given cortisone injections. Then a month after that, a wrist and an ankle were done. It all came on at once and it came pretty fast – including arthritis going to the eyes, called uveitis.

It’s the uveitis that's been her biggest battle. She's tried many medical options and we travel across the country to see a uveitis specialist to find a medical cocktail that has her joints and her eyes under control. We are keeping our fingers and continue going to the eye doctor every four weeks.


Charlotte C.

At the age of two, our youngest and 3rd daughter, Charlotte, started limping inconsistently and woke up one morning with a swollen knee. She was diagnosed with pauciarticular juvenile arthritis (less than 4 joints) in October 2007. 

One month later, both knees were drained and given cortisone injections. Then a month after that, a wrist and an ankle were done. It all came on at once and it came pretty fast – including arthritis going to the eyes, called uveitis.

It’s the uveitis that's been her biggest battle. She's tried many medical options and we travel across the country to see a uveitis specialist to find a medical cocktail that has her joints and her eyes under control. We are keeping our fingers and continue going to the eye doctor every four weeks.

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