Rhys’s JIA Journey

JIA won’t stop him 

Written by mum Emma, about Rhys, age 13. 

“This is Rhys. He is 13 and was diagnosed with olioarticular JIA 7 years ago.

“He has always played rugby, even with swollen and stiff ankles and knees. He recently found out that a New Zealand rugby player has JIA and this has reinforced that JIA won’t stop him.”