Listening Time — 21:57
Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. It's not a disease but rather an umbrella term. It describes the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or diseases in children younger than age 16. The condition is lifelong, but it can be managed to lessen and relieve pain and prevent some limitations.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Christina Iversen shares her experience with juvenile arthritis since the onset of symptoms at age two. Now a young adult, she knows well the physical, emotional, and social effects of growing up with the condition. She shares the trials, how she manages the condition, and her triumphs. She also offers support and hope for parents seeking to ensure that their child experiences life to the fullest.
This "best of" episode first aired in 2019. Here's our conversation with Christina.