Patrick was like any other normal 5 year boy until last October when he was diagnosed with SJIA.
Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is a rare auto-inflammatory disease.
Some people have the misconception that arthritis is something only old people get. In fact, nearly 300,000 kids have it in the U.S.
The disease, which can be fatal, can produce swelling system-wide in the body. It can also cause joint and muscle pain, recurrent fever, and rash. Early diagnoses is key to treating SJIA.