Irish Children's Arthritis Network (ICAN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Irish Children's Arthritis Network (ICAN) are working to build a new dedicated JIA Unit at Crumlin Children's Hospital in the hopes of reducing waiting times and improving treatment.

 

What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

Juvenile means arthritis began before you were 16 years old. Idiopathic means that the cause is not known. Arthritis means one or more of your joints is hot to touch and inflamed.

 

Parenting a child with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis can be a rollercoaster. iCAN has a very active support network of parents – indeed iCAN was started by parents looking to support each other through the ups and downs of JIA.