At age 9, Kinsey Cline was diagnosed with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She had to stop playing sports and felt alone. She didn’t know any other children with arthritis.
In the beginning, Kinsey felt alone and scared, but thanks to the Arthritis Foundation, her doctors and events like the Jingle Bell Run and KAT-Fish Camp, she no longer feels alone. Kinsey has lived with JIA for ten years now. With help, she has gone from needing a wheel chair on her worst days to playing lacrosse. Kinsey has become a strong advocate for others with arthritis and encourages everyone to help spread the word that kids get arthritis, too.