The mission of the Foundation is to make dreams come true for children living with Juvenile Arthritis (JA). JA is an often misunderstood disease. It is a lifelong battle of pain, joint destruction and deformity and results in the progressive loss of mobility. However, most people naturally associate this disease with arthritis that naturally comes with the process of aging. As a result, children with JA are often forgotten and left on the sidelines to watch other kids walk, run, jump and play. There is currently no cure for JA..