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Drevlow Family: Coping Through Community

The Drevlow family shares how support, camradery and friendships have helped them deal with JA.

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The Tiffany Family: Adjusting to Life with JA

One family shares how JA has affected their lives.

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Nora Powers: Taking Charge

The Jingle Bell Run-Walk youth honoree's family is taking back the reins from juvenile arthritis.

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A Lifeline: Our Juvenile Arthritis Family
A Lifeline: Our Juvenile Arthritis Family

Even though relatives and friends don’t understand, there are people who get it. We’re out there. You are not alone.

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Jodi Van Emmerik: Happy Campers

One family shares their story of going to an arthritis summer camp for the first time.

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A Long Journey with JRA

A mother looks back on the 40 years since her daughter’s juvenile rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.

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Bridget Boockmeier: Two Medication Miracles

The Boockmeier family recounts the amazing experiences they have had with two medications for their daughter with juvenile arthritis.

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Ann Huffman: How Could I Have Missed That?

A mother shares her story of the long road to diagnosis for her daughter’s juvenile arthritis.

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Krystal Dudek: Enjoying a Remission

A mother shares a story of the ups and downs of hoping for and living with her daughter’s remission.

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Daina Faust: Trying the Treat Study

The Faust family share their experiences with being part of a major juvenile arthritis clinical trial known as TREAT.

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Jaime Moy: Setting Up a 504 Plan

One mother shares her story of working with her son’s school to set up a 504 plan.

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Taylor Six: Managing Systemic Arthritis

A mother shares the challenges of raising a child with systemic juvenile arthritis.

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Tracy Freeman: Learning to Give a Shot

One mother recounts the challenges of giving weekly injections to her daughter with juvenile arthritis.

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