When 7 year old Alexandra started feeling so much pain in her feet that she was not able to walk, her mother knew something serious was going on. She was referred to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s Hospital) where doctors diagnosed Alexandra with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
“Arthritis in a child?” Alexandra’s mother was surprised to learn that her daughter suffered from a disease that’s only supposed to afflict much older people but there are over 200,000 kids in the United States alone that suffer from juvenile idiopathic arthritis or some other form of arthritis.
While being treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Alexandra was invited to Camp Funrise, the first camp in Florida for patients with arthritis and related conditions. This is the latest in a series of videos I’ve been producing for Miami Children’s Health Foundation, who raise funds and awareness for for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
To help children like Alexandra, please visit www.mchf.org/donate. Enjoy the video…