Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Grace Tokarski is 16 years old and has had juvenile idiopathic arthritis since she was 11. In middle school, she started to experience joint pain and a plethora of other symptoms. After many specialist appointments, and a surgery, she finally received her arthritis diagnosis. In the coming years Grace would also be diagnosed with celiac disease, amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome, postural tachycardia syndrome, cavus foot, chronic fatigue, and chronic hypertension. It can be very difficult, as a young woman, living with all these conditions, but arthritis does not define Grace and she is ready to fight for a cure.