CHILDREN AND ARTHRITIS
Rating: 5 stars 28 28 reviews 494
Location: 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive Ste 2E Shreveport LA 71103 USA
Target demographics: children with arthritis and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 children with arthritis, their siblings, and parents
Geographic areas served: the Southern United States
Programs: Jambalaya Jubilee, our annual camp.
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This is a great nonprofit that makes such a difference in the lives of the children and families affected by rheumatic diseases.
I have worked with this organization since it's inception. The families of the children with arthritis use it as a source for information, activities, support as they deal with the pain/problems of the child(ren). The children who attend the annual camp enjoy the activities designed to allow them to interact on a "normal" level. From art projects to swimming... the kids get to be kids. It is a wonderful experience to be a volunteer and watch/participate in their fun.
Children and Arthritis is an exceptional nonprofit that truly makes a difference in the lives of children with arthritis and their families. The unique ability of this camp to help families to realize that they are not alone in the everyday struggles caused by rheumatic diseases is remarkable. The number of families that return each year to share their stories and learn more about how to cope with disease is what sets this camp apart from others.
Children and arthritis has been a wonderful experience for our family for many years!!!
We have attended Jambalya Jubilee every year for the last six years and each and every year we have learned important information that allows us to manage our sons JIA. The volunteers, staff, and programs are well organized and interesting for attendees of any age. Childre and Arthritis has been an invaluable resource to our family since our diagnosis 8 years ago.
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Children and Arthritis has been a huge blessing in our families life. No person ever wants to learn that one of their children has arthritis but when that becomes your reality it is non-profits like this that help provide the support an resources needed. I don't know where we would be today without the love and support of Children and Arthritis.
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Children and Arthritis provides a summer camp experience for children with arthritis and their families. The child with arthritis is not the only one living with arthritis - the entire family is. This group actually addresses that issue. Great work being done!!!!
My children and I went to Jam Jub for the first time this year. It was amazing! My children are STILL talking about it and asking when we can back. The kids activities were great and the expertise offered to the parents through small groups and discussions was invaluable. Thank you to all who make this event happen. We can't wait for next year!!
I went when I was younger and it was a ton of fun. Thanks to all of the people there that made the experience awesome.
This organization puts on a retreat each year that we attended for over 15 years. We all learned so much. And the lifelong friends we made will always be there for me. I can never repay them for what they did for us. My daughter found a group that had the same struggles.
This is an amazing experience for children with arthritis. It is fun and educational. The most impressive part to me is the feeling of being a family with others also battling arthritis.