2013 Iowa Arthritis Walk Honorees
Meet Amy & Savannah
2013 Cedar Rapids Honorees
Dual honorees, mother and daughter Amy and Savannah both have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Amy was diagnosed in 2010 just five years after her daughter’s diagnosis. EDS is a genetic condition that affects the connective tissue in the body. Common symptoms include joint hypermobility, loose/unstable joints that are prone to frequent dislocations, joint pain, hyper-extensible joints (joints move beyond their normal range), early onset of osteoarthritis...
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Meet Tori Baker
Arthritis Walk Youth Honoree
Victoria “Tori” Baker is an 8 year old, second grader at Dallas Center – Grimes. By all accounts she seems like a happy, healthy kid. But looks can be deceiving. Tori was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at just 18 months old. What started out as a single swollen joint in one of her fingers, has over time spread to her elbows, neck, hips, knees and feet.
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