Roslynn’s Story 

At age 2, Roslynn was diagnosed with JIA. She has endured so many obstacles, yet always remains smiling and rarely complains. Arthritis may try to slow her down, but she won’t let it. 

Roslynn was just over 2 years old when her parents noticed she was limping and her knee was significantly swollen. Living in eastern Connecticut and often being outside, they assumed Roslynn had contracted Lyme disease. But after a visit to their doctor, she was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).  

 Now 4, Roslynn has endured many obstacles, yet she always remains smiling and rarely complains. From frequent doctor visits, blood work, injections, daily medications, medication side effects and frequent eye exams, she remains strong-willed and a true fighter.  Despite the pain and swelling, she continues to run, jump and participate in all the activities she enjoys and is slowly learning self-limitation. 

 Roslynn loves swimming, riding her bike and scooter, participating in gymnastics, basketball and soccer. Arthritis may try to slow her down, but if there is one person to show this disease who's boss, it's Roslynn. Her Walk to Cure Arthritis team, Rozzy’s Renegades, are raising funds to conquer arthritis and make a life-changing difference for kids like her who live with juvenile arthritis.