Age 9


Tell us about yourself

I’ve had arthritis since I was 2 ½

I like running around outside and playing with my friends I love animals, pokemon and Harry Potter so pretty much like other 9yr olds  except the arthritis which is a pain! 

What is it like living with a chronic condition?

It is so difficult. I get injections every week and I’m tired a lot of the time. My friends don’t always remember that I have arthritis and grown ups don’t always understand. 

What needs to change to support young people?

It would be nice if people had more understanding.  Maybe you could get something to let people know.  Maybe scientists could invent something to tell people if they have arthritis

How has Teapot Trust supported you?

In many different ways.  Sometimes I get really anxious and art therapy helped.  I’m a bit more open now about discussing my arthritis now.

What would you say to anyone who is considering art therapy?

Do it   its helped me and it might help you