Young and active at the age of three,
Up until I had a swollen knee.
Doctors were stumped about a diagnosis,
Until blood tests proved it to be Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
As I grew older I thought what was to become of me?
I refuse to be wheelchair bound you see.
Aches and pains did not paralyze,
To keep my joints moving I do what I love, Exercise.
Soccer, swim, and a member of the track team because I love to run.
These are the things I do to keep my joints healthy and what I do for fun.
Receiving awards and many accolades for my athletics keep me wanting more.
I refuse to sit and sulk about my condition, I want to soar!
My future is forseen as a biomedical engineer,
To find a solution to JRA, so others do not have to live with it year after year.