Once again my family and I will be participating in the Walk for Arthritis to support Kieran in his fight.
Kieran was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis when he was 3 years old. The first year after being diagnosed was pretty terrible for Kieran and our family. He was in a lot of pain, often unable to walk. He had uveitis (inflammation in his eyes) which resulted in cataracts and scarring of his corneas.
Today, we are very happy to share that Kieran's symptoms are well controlled by medications, but he still has flare ups from time to time, and he gets one or 2 injections each week, on top of other medications and blood work every 6-8 weeks to keep everything under control.
We have been so lucky to receive great support from the Arthritis society, and want to support them so they can continue to provide crucial services to those living with arthritis, as well as supporting the search for a cure.
There is no cure for arthritis – a painful and devastating disease - that is why I am participating in the Walk for Arthritis.
Today, more than 6 million Canadians are affected by arthritis. These numbers are only going to increase. By 2035, 1 in 4 Canadians will have arthritis. That means you or your wife, your mother or your brother just may have arthritis.
As the prevalence of arthritis increases, so does the demand for investment into cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative information and support that will deliver better health outcomes for people affected by arthritis.
This year the Walk for Arthritis is celebrating its 10th year - help make this the best year ever by joining the Walk for Arthritis community and supporting this important cause!
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