Brynley’s Story 

Arthritis can make even the basics – like walking – difficult for Brynley. But with the help and support of the Arthritis Foundation, she’s learning to manage her disease and say Yes to childhood. 

Brynley Bartch is 5 years old and suffers from systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). She was diagnosed at 18 months old. Jessica, Brynley’s mom, has been at her side from day one, especially when Brynley was unable to walk. When asked what individuals can expect from the Arthritis Foundation, Jessica wants you to know that there is support for what you are going through and that support is found with the Arthritis Foundation.