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Justin S.

My name is Justin Spellmeyer. I was diagnosed with juvenile systemic arthritis in 2011. 

Ever since I had arthritis I had very bad knee pains and back pains. I also get rashes, fevers, and my face swells. But I never ever let that stop me I just tried to find out what I can do and what I can't do. That's my story with juvenile systemic arthritis. 

I have to take shots every day to grow. At the end of the month I am going to a new clinic that is further away from my home to see a new doctor. I hope that the new doctor can help me understand, reduce my meds and limit my stays in the hospital each year. 

I want everyone to know also I am a twin and he is like me in having the same condition. We both try real hard each day to do the best we can. Guess what else: my dad has the onset systemic arthritis called Stills disease, so at least when I hurt my dad can really help us to understand. The hardest part is all the doctors and the needles. We don't like the needles.

 


Justin S.

My name is Justin Spellmeyer. I was diagnosed with juvenile systemic arthritis in 2011. 

Ever since I had arthritis I had very bad knee pains and back pains. I also get rashes, fevers, and my face swells. But I never ever let that stop me I just tried to find out what I can do and what I can't do. That's my story with juvenile systemic arthritis. 

I have to take shots every day to grow. At the end of the month I am going to a new clinic that is further away from my home to see a new doctor. I hope that the new doctor can help me understand, reduce my meds and limit my stays in the hospital each year. 

I want everyone to know also I am a twin and he is like me in having the same condition. We both try real hard each day to do the best we can. Guess what else: my dad has the onset systemic arthritis called Stills disease, so at least when I hurt my dad can really help us to understand. The hardest part is all the doctors and the needles. We don't like the needles.

 

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