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Juvenile Arthritis Research (JAR) is a project supported by the Jabez Charitable Trust, and every penny raised through this Give.net profile will go to the JAR Project.
JAR is committed to searching for a cure for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder affecting children and young people where the body starts to attack the joints, causing inflammation, pain, discomfort and reduced mobility. Left unchecked, it can lead to other health conditions as the immune system attacks organs, as well as permanent disability and long-term health implications. Many children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis suffer from uveitis, where the immune system attacks the eyes; if left untreated this can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is a different disease to adult-onset rheumatoid arthritis, and entirely different from age-related osteoarthritis. It affects 1 in every 1,000 children under the age of 16.