Volunteering and fundraising are just a few ways 17-year-old Abby is conquering her painful arthritis diagnosis. Helping others understand her disease is now her mission.
Abby and her family participated in the 2018 and 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis and had a great time walking with friends and family at Sawyer Point, with such great views along the Ohio River. Abby’s goal is to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for JIA and all forms of arthritis. Her team is Abby Dabby DO IT!
Abby’s words of wisdom for others just diagnosed with arthritis is to not be embarrassed about their disease, and to answer questions people may have so that they do not make incorrect assumptions. Since arthritis is not visible, kids living with juvenile arthritis must share how they feel with close family and friends or they will never truly understand.