Yes, Savannah has started the 7th grade and she loves school! Her pain is still well managed with Sulfasalazine. It has not taken away all the daily pain...but enough.
FEAR is Savannah's greatest enemy right now. After awakening in the morning, I have pushed Savannah from her bed, to the bathroom, then the couch in a rolling desk chair for going on five years. I encourage her to get up and walk, but she is FEARful her feet will hurt too badly (morning stiffness) like they did years ago before her diagnosis and medicine.
Savannah has the chance to try out for her school soccer team this year, but FEAR is calling her name...just like it does each morning when she wakes up.