Maddie

Maddie

Hi! My name is Maddie and I am ten years old. I live with my mom, dad and 5 year old sister Emma in Cokato, MN. I am going into 5th grade. I love to read, write stories and poems, dance, play outside, play Wii and ride my bike. I have a dog named Mollie and two cats named Max and Milo.

I was diagnosed with JDM just after I turned three in 2002. I. I got IVIG treatments at Gillette Children's Hospital took medicine at home for about 2 years. I was in remission for about three years, but my arthritis and JDM came back, so I got IV's at the hospital again. Now I seem to be doing better and my labs are better, so I went off my methotrexate and IV's and just take placquinil. I go to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul. I really love my rheumatologist, Dr. Akin. She's really nice!