Written by mum, Jessica, on behalf of Esme, age 6
“This is my daughter Esme and she is my JIA warrior. She always tries her best in all that she does and tries to push through the pain. She is kind and caring the photo is her giving her brother a hug because he was upset. Things are very up and down at the moment with her JIA we celebrated only last week her passing another badge level for gymnastics and today she was sent home from school because she was in a lot of pain and was exhausted from a trip with the school yesterday and swimming with them today.
“Her emotions where at the point of eruption. We have had hugs and cried together and she has received reiki for her pain and well being and is now more relaxed and resting. I’m sure tomorrow she will be fighting another day, pushing herself forward as she always does. This is just a snippet of her bumpy, painful story.”