As a toddler, Ruthie won’t remember life before her juvenile idiopathic arthritis diagnosis. After struggling to walk, Ruthie’s family is happy to see her being active again.
Ruthie loves talking, books and playing. Her beloved babysitter, Anna, also has arthritis and has been a wonderful example of how to live a full life while helping others in the JA community.
Even though Ruthie hasn’t been around many strangers, she enjoys visiting her doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina. They have taken excellent care of Ruthie and encouraged her family to learn more about JA.