Juvenile Arthritis

Miranda Gerber, now 19, was diagnosed with Polyarticular Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthitis just before she turned two years old.  She, like many children faced with arthritis, underwent social hardships, physical pain, and daily doses of medications that sometimes made her feel worse.  In spite of her past however, and still fighting through arthritis presently, she holds strong and never loses hope that one day things will turn around.  Below, is her story...

The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) supports juvenile arthritis research with special charity for children. Many people are unaware that kids get arthritis, too. At the ANRF, working towards a cure for juvenile arthritis, a disease that affects an estimated 300,000 children in the United States, is very important. To ensure that juvenile arthritis research receives funding each year, the ANRF established The Kelly Award for Juvenile Arthritis Research, an award guaranteeing that at the very least the ANRF will support one juvenile arthritis research project every year!

Every holiday season in some way is about holiday giving.  How many times are we reminded to be jolly and give during every Christmas holiday season? It is easy to be jolly and give during the Christmas season if you have no cares, are healthy and able to participate in all the fun activities that this special season offers.  But what if you couldn’t join in the fun?  What if you or your child couldn’t share the excitement, the laughter, the complete joy