I’m Helping Kids Fight Arthritis

I love kids. LOVE them!  On the contrary, research makes me roll my eyes & yawn.

But the story of two kids helps me to understand the importance and value of research. One, Makayla,  at 5 yrs. of age, died after battling Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) most of her short life.  Another, Caitlyn, 11, went for hip replacement replacement surgery last Thursday as a part of her ongoing battle with Arthritis.  She will be bed-ridden the rest of the summer.  Countless kids (and adults of any age) suffer from Arthritis every single day.

Ongoing research brings us closer & closer to finding a cure to the group of horrific, degenerative diseases.  I am riding in the California Coast Classic this October 3-10, 525 miles from San Francisco to LA, a fundraising event of the Arthritis Foundation.  I am riding for the little girls described above, my friend Laurie Miller who is riding with me and in memory of my mother-in-law who died suffering a pain-racked body for the last 5 years of her life.

If you can, please donate now to fund research for a cure for Arthritis. Help me help them. Every dollar will bring us closer to a cure! You can find my donation page on the California Coast Classic Donation Page.

Thank you!

Kirsten Salvador

*Kirsten is a long time online friend and supporter of MFFO.org. Thanks Kirsten for finding your passion and helping these great kids!

One Response to “I’m Helping Kids Fight Arthritis”

  1. Mobility Right August 27, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    I hope that you raise as much as possible, it’s great that you’re willing to do what you can.

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