Hi, my name is Lucy Beth Fraser. I am 16 years old from Sharon, Massachusetts. At age 2, I was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (psoriatic) and I have since also been diagnosed with crohn’s disease, osteopenia, raynaud’s syndrome, asthma, and heterotopic ossification in my jaw. Despite excellent medical care, I have never achieved remission of my arthritis and it has affected over 30 joints throughout my body. When the medications are working, I am able to participate on a competitive dance team, and be a part of my high school theatre company. Unfortunately, my disease is stubborn and refuses to leave me be so about 2-3 months of every year since I have been diagnosed, I am bound to a wheelchair or need to use assistive devices such as crutches to navigate my daily life.