Welcome to Kaajal's Fundraising Page!
At the age of 16 I was diagnosed with Polyarticular-Rheumatoid Factor Positive Juvenile Arthritis in other words Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I've been dealing with this pain in my hands and wrists since the age of 14 but doctors never came to the conculsion of what it was until a couple years later since arthritis is thought to be an "old people disease". After many sleepless nights, days of pain, multiple doctors and hospital trips I was told my pain was carpal tunnel and was also told that it was un-treatable and there was nothing i could do about it. Having arthritis in my hands made daily normal things from doing my hair, getting ready to writing difficult to do. With the help of multiple medications im able to do everyday daily things although sometimes they are still difficult. With the love and support from family, friends, doctors and the medication, i have been able to get through the past year and many years to come.
When i was first diagnosed with athritis it was a shock to my family and I since we didnt know kids were able to get this disease. While having this I've learned that many kids of all ages have arthritis. My goal is not only to raise money for reasearch and to find a cure but my goal is to also raise awareness of this disease that 4.6 milion Canadians live with. This year I hope to raise more awarness and money for the Society and disease than last year.
By helping raise funds you are supporting the next advancement in research, the next great treatments and the Society’s suite of pain management programs. The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing over $195 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis.
There is no cure for arthritis; we need to work together to create an arthritis free future.
Please join the movement and/or make a donation to support this important cause. Every penny counts so please donate.
Thank you so much!
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