Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Amelia was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was 21 months old, starting with pain and swelling in her knee, and eventually affecting other joints. She went into remission, but it returned in 2nd grade. Although she still experiences flares, Amelia has found a medication that works for her. Now 14, Amelia leads a happy, healthy, active life. Amelia has received love, support, and encouragement from friends and family involved with the Walk to Cure Arthritis, which is important for anyone living with a chronic illness. Amelia is honored to be the 2021 Walk to Cure Arthritis Teen Honoree.
To join or support Amelia and her team, Amelia's Angels, please visit her personal fundraising page.