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Rheumatoid Arthritis In Early Childhood School

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When I was eight years old I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was sudden and unexpected; it was extremely painful, and heartbreaking. It has been one of the most difficult obstacles my family and I have had to deal with. I reacted to my diagnosis with courage because I knew I had to be strong if I wanted to survive. My diagnosis affected my early childhood school attendance because I missed a lot of classes due to doctor appointments. I started to get behind in school and it was difficult for me to keep up with the lesson plans. Getting Rheumatoid Arthritis also made many daily things difficult for me like: sports, making friends, and doing everyday chores/tasks. Growing up I thought I would not be able to attend a four year university
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