What We Do
Abby's Army provides financial assistance to families of children with juvenile arthritis receiving care at Philadelphia area pediatric rheumatology centers and provides funds for Arthritis Foundation programs and other programs that help children with juvenile arthritis. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
175 Commerce Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Abby's Army is a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please make your tax deductible donation via PayPal today.
Abby has juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which is an autoimmune disease that affects the joint, soft and connective tissues, and organs. 300,000 children in the US have some form of arthritis. That's more than cystic fibrosis, juvenile diabetes, cancer and autism COMBINED. It’s the #1 cause of acquired disability in children and the 6th most common childhood disease. According the the CDC, 50 children in the US die of it each year. Yet most people do not know that kids can get arthritis.
Walk To Cure Arthritis
Abby's Army participates in the Philadelphia Walk To Cure Arthritis to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. We started walking after Abby was diagnosed with arthritis at 20-months old. To learn more or make a donation in support of Abby, go to Abby's walk page
Everyone Has Something: Abby's Story
Abby wrote a book!
Even though Abby has spent more days with pain than without in her eight years of life, her joy comes through in her detailed description of living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, uveitis, and Crohn's disease. Abby discusses her road to each diagnosis, what she has learned, and how chronic disease has impacted her life.
A great read for all ages.
All money raised from this book goes to Abby's Army.
You may buy the book on Amazon or learn more about Abby and her book here.