Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Hadley Lawer is an energetic four-year-old from in Indiana, Pennsylvania. In June of 2016, at the age of two, she was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Although her disease can cause extreme joint swelling, stiffness and pain, this active preschooler does not let it dampen her spirits.
Hadley and her family began their involvement with the Arthritis Foundation after receiving her JA Power Pack, a free toolkit with useful information and tools to assist newly diagnosed children and their parents! After receiving their complimentary toolkit, they wanted to help raise awareness and funding for other children suffering from this disease.
Last year Hadley inspired her community by generously seeking donations for her team, Hadley’s Heroes, in lieu of birthday presents! After the success of last year’s birthday fundraising efforts, they have decided to make it an annual tradition to help pay it forward!
Despite her arthritis, Hadley leads a busy life full of adventures with her family and friends! From her involvement with swimming, to the Healthy Kids Running Series, she enjoys being as active as she can be.
With her infectious smile and optimistic outlook on life, she continues to inspire us all to do more for such a worthy cause!