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9,000 Ga. children suffer from arthritis

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – It's often thought of as a condition that only affects people in their later years, Arthritis, but that's not the case.

Saturday a small group walked three miles on the Greenway Trail to raise awareness about Arthritis and the Arthritis Foundation.

Dawn Lilly's daughter has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

"Our hope for today is to get something established, hopefully get some doctors to come to Albany. There are no rheumatologists in Albany to treat children, the closest one is in Atlanta," said Dawn Lilly.

In Georgia more than 9,000 children suffer from arthritis.

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