Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Rylie, age 14, is a Georgia native who resides in Woodstock. Her journey started when she was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) at the young age of three. Rylie’s JIA had many repercussions including missed school, travel back and forth to her doctor in North Carolina, trauma around medication, a UTI which resulted in C-Diff, a long hospital stay over her 6th birthday, and uveitis. She tries to use it as motivation, not fear. Her journey has made her who she is today. Rylie is not only a JA Warrior but also an actress. She’s been featured in lead roles in both feature and short films produced here in Atlanta and Los Angeles.