Patient Stories

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Lisa 2018 Canada

“This is a success story about my son who is now in his mid-twenties. When he was 14 years old, he started waking up in the morning with sore, stiff hands. We didn't have a”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nuket 2014 Canada

“My daughter had a bad fall on her knee when she was skating in 2011. Her knee did not completely heal. It was swollen for almost a year without any other issue or much complaint”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Yvette 2013 USA

“She was perfect in every way. Our beautiful baby girl. Did all the right things at all the right times, and did them so very well. Never fussed, rarely cried, a joy in every way.”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tori 2010 USA

“Tori's mother, Karen, wishes she had known about antibiotic therapy (often referred to as "Antibiotic Protocol" or "AP") for rheumatic disease when her daughter was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) at the age of”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


“Two years ago, our daughter Caroline (not her real name) developed a swelling above her left knee. She was 6, and had been ice-skating every day for a week. In our ignorance, we did not”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emma 2003 USA

“Sometimes it is the absence of pain and stiffness, or the challenge of an activity, that lets me know how far I've come. In the spring of 1999, when I was first diagnosed with Juvenile”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Michael, Quinn & Connor 2002 USA

“The basketball game, bicycle ride, and dreams of being a fighter pilot all started to fade into the past for our then 7-year-old son. The pain actually began one year earlier when he was in”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emma 2001 USA

“From the age of seven, I set my heart on being a dancer. There was just something about it that captured my interest, and I soon fell in love with the magic of the stage.”