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Brady's Fight for a Pain-free Childhood

Organized by: Christie Moran

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March 09, 2016

In less than 24 hours, the total amount raised across both website is $1031.00. We are so humbled by your support for Brady! There are no words See More

THE STORY:

12-year-old Brady Moran of North Attleboro, Ma has been named the 2016 Youth Honoree for the Boston Arthritis Walk. This is the first time he will be forming a team and walking with the fellow JA Families. In years past, he has volunteered at the Walk behind the scenes because he kept his disease a secret from all except his immediate family. Brady has attended Camp Dartmouth Hitchcock for the past 3 years and feels that “having that experience with other kids just like him has made him feel like he’s not alone.” That is why he is ready to share his story! Brady started his journey to diagnosis in February 2011 and was diagnosed with Polyarticular Spondyloarthritis in July of the same year, just before his 7th birthday. Brady’s symptoms started with his inability to close his right hand while preparing for a karate test. We are unsure of how long he had symptoms, but are eternally grateful to the Sensei who noticed the deficit. His first stop was his pediatrician who recommended seeing an Orthopedist. The Orthopedist felt the symptom was more neurological and referred him to a Neurologist. When that visit came up empty with answers, he was referred to Rheumatology. Brady did not present in the typical fashion. All blood work, ultrasounds and x-rays were negative. His Rheumatologist felt his symptoms were more of a reactive arthritis than anything else. Physical therapy, steroids and anti-inflammatories helped but his symptoms persisted. His Mom persisted and asked for further imaging. An MRI confirmed that Brady did have Arthritis. Mom & Dad were shocked! They were happy to have a diagnosis but how can a child have Arthritis? The only solace Mom & Dad had was that the Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital were as vested in Brady as his parents. Once the diagnosis came down, Brady seemed to get worse before getting better. His 7th birthday was spent at Davis Farmland. By that afternoon, he was in a wheelchair because he couldn’t walk due to the pain and swelling in his ankles. The inflammation seemed to migrate all around his body despite medications. After trying different medications that didn’t agree with his body, he is currently on a great regimen that has him nearly symptom free. Even though he has a potentially debilitating disease, Brady has never used his disease as an excuse or a crutch. Brady pushes through the daily pain and earned his Black Belt in August 2015 despite having just received a secondary rare diagnosis of Keinbock’s Disease. Brady is ready to share his story and wants to bring awareness to others so that his norm of monthly infusions, weekly injections and daily medications doesn’t become another child’s. It’s time to raise funds to find a cure and kick Arthritis where the sun doesn’t shine!

$225

 

5% Raised of $5,000 Goal

  • Gail Mocklin

    $25

  • Tricia Cipolla

    $100

  • Ryan and Kaitlyn Pathe

    $100

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Ryan and Kaitlyn Pathe

Ryan and Kaitlyn Pathe

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tricia Cipolla

Tricia Cipolla

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gail Mocklin

Gail Mocklin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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