Rhiannon's Story: Diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis

When Rhiannon was 2 years old, she went to a birthday party, where she played in a jump castle. The next day, her knees were swollen to the size of grapefruit, and she later reverted to crawling instead of walking. A rheumatologist eventually diagnosed her with juvenile arthritis. While most people consider arthritis to be a condition associated with older people, about 294,000 children under 18 have arthritis or rheumatic conditions.