August 20, 2019

I was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) at 18 months old. I was treated until I was 17 years old at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) by a fantastic rheumatology team before my care was transferred to the adult rheumatology team at the Queen Elizabe...

June 23, 2019

Kingsbury Water Park 22nd June 2019

And the sun shone!

After so many days of rain, rain and a bit more rain we were all very nervous about what today would bring.  This was our first joint event with CCAA and we’d chosen Kingsbury Water Park as the venue....

November 26, 2018

At first, when I was little I kept asking my Nan (Irene) why her hands were different to mine.

When I was a bit older I found out a bit more about what arthritis was and my Nan told me about the children that have it and I felt sorry for them and wanted to help.

At schoo...

November 26, 2018

It was a bit of a surprise when Grace got in touch to say that as part of her 21st birthday celebrations she had nominated Kids Like Us as her chosen charity for Selby and District Young Farmers to raise funds for. 

When Grace was diagnosed there were no Paediatric Rheu...

September 21, 2018

Following on from our last Committee meeting we thought it would be useful to share with you our plans for the coming year.  Shaun Clee, our Chair, has pulled together an update below which I am sure you will find useful.  And please note Shaun's invite at the bottom t...

July 10, 2018

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for your Family Day at Drayton Manor Park on Sunday 1stJuly 2018.  This was our biggest event so far and it was amazing to have 70 people from 15 families join us for fun at the Theme Park.  There were a few familiar faces but it...

March 5, 2018

Pain, check.

Inflammation, check.

Fatigue (more so than usual), check.

Exhaustion, check.

Grouchy, check.

Right, let’s get this sorted.

As I have lived with JIA for 18 years, I am pretty good at being able to distinguish arthritis pain or muscle pain. It’s difficult to expla...

January 24, 2018

Our Christmas Party took place at the Eaton Hotel on Sunday 3rd December.

It was great to see so many of our families there.  We had around 50 people on the day, including the Kids Like Us team and it was a fabulous fun day.

We took the opportunity to premiere our f...

July 6, 2017

Well it is now just 8 weeks till our Challenge and the training is going well.  The recent weather has been very kind to us and has made the walks really enjoyable as well as ensuring the conditions underfoot are as good as we could hope for by the Canal.

We managed an...

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