Saturday, June 15, 2013

12th Annual Hayhurst Kids Triathlon

Today was the 12th Annual Hayhurst Kids Triathlon benefitting CARRA!
The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) is a North American organization of more than 380 pediatric rheumatologists and researchers who are working together to find treatments for juvenile arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones in children.

Mission Statement

The mission of the alliance is to prevent, treat, and cure rheumatic diseases in children and adolescents through fostering, facilitating, and conducting high-quality research.


For all children with rheumatic diseases, CARRA will:
  • Perform clinical trials to define optimal care
  • Conduct research that will translate to prevention, better treatment, and a cure
  • Investigate methods to improve the quality of life for children
  • Promote a culture in which all affected children will be able to participate in research protocols
Charlotte is finishing first grade!  She's still having a shot a week of Methotrexate & every other week shot of Humira.  Her eyes & joints are seeing NO inflammation!  Her big sisters were GREAT cheerleaders & participants today!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

it's all good!

Charlotte's eyes are doing GREAT!  One cell is hanging out in her left eye but that's ok.  He can stay!  She's doing good on her Humira & Methotrexate because its working for her.  All is good for her! So she's staying busy getting stitches in her chin from slipping on the bars at school....
 Seeing the zoolights with her sisters & friends at the Oregon Zoo....
 Skiing on the weekends....
 Beating up on her sisters...
 Reading to her dog...
And staying HEALTHY!!!!  There have no bugs that have hit our house & its currently February 20th - KNOCK ON WOOD :) :)