Parents, big brother (with enthesitis-related JA), and warrior sharing our perspectives of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, a painful autoimmune illness affecting joints & internal organs. JA affects 300,000 children in the US. Many also have other autoimmune illnesses. There are multiple forms of JA; some less severe than others. Parker has systemic onset JA with overlap syndrome, hypogammaglobulinemia, severe allergies and asthma. We proudly pound at JA together, HOPING for a cure!
Do you want to help, but don't know how? This is a normal reaction to chronic illness...You can support Parker and other children with Juvenile Arthritis. We are recruiting donors and walkers to join our Walk Team!
Parker's Purple Playas 2018 Arthritis Foundation Tampa Walk to Cure Arthritis!
We would LOVE for you to come out and join us on May 12, 2018.
The walk will take place at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, Florida from 8:00-Noon. Join the fun...it's free! We will be the "sea of purple"...
This video is a window into Parker's life.
Do you want to understand a little bit more about this disease and what Parker overcomes? If so, you can read through our blog updates or view his "self-made" YouTube Video below at: Autoimmune Systemic Diseases: Kids Get Arthrtis Too And please share, so his VOICE can be HEARD!
He hopes to raise national awareness for the need of a CURE!