Diagnosed at 3 years old with JRA

I have had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of 3 – now I’m 55!

When I was in my 30s, I started having joint replacements. After my right knee replacement in 2008, I’ve had 9 surgeries on that leg. The last was in June of 2016 when I slipped and fell after a flood in my apartment and broke my femur and the bone came out my knee. It was horrible, by the time the paramedics got there I was going into shock because of blood loss. I don’t remember much more until I woke up the next day with metal sticking out of my leg. It was scary. Now I will probably be on crutches for the rest of my life. But God only gives us what we can handle. My saying has always been “Where there is will there is a way”! My life might not be easy but I try to make my sons, my daughter-in-law and my 2 yr old granddaughter happy with smiles and I love you 💕

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