When Erin was three, she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Pain was an every day occurrence, but it never got the best of her spirit.
Last year, something changed. Her ability to do almost anything created extreme pain to the point that leaving the house became just too much for her. Her rheumatologist told her it was time to consider joint replacement.
Now, almost a year after having both knees and both hips replaced by Eric L. Hume, M.D., Erin is walking, traveling to see family again, and most of all, smiling. This is the story of her journey back to her smile.