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News - May 9, 2014

Teen fights for typical life despite pain

15-year-old MVHS student copes with rare form of arthritis

by Kevin Forestieri

Katie Taves sounds like a typical high school student. She likes yoga and cooking, dislikes geometry and begrudgingly accepts B grades. But for the last five years, 15-year-old Taves has suffered from a rare form of juvenile arthritis in 27 of her joints. Despite the fatigue, the stiffness, the chemotherapy and the steroids, she remains positive and optimistic, and said she doesn't let the disease bog her down.

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Posted by Renee Zotter, a resident of another community
on May 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

What a great article on a very courageous Katie Taves. It was most informative as I too did not know much about the disease. I'm very proud of you, Katie, and happy to have had the opportunity to be one of your teachers.