ByChristine Kathleen McMahon

Christine Kathleen McMahon was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at 18 months. Currently, she writes about disability, rests, and runs amok with equal enthusiasm. Follow her on Twitter: @BionicTweed

  1. This is the story you’ve been told: you walked at nine months, ran at ten, and by eleven were doing somersaults upon somersaults until you collapsed red-faced from the motion, but most of all from the giggling.

    By thirteen months, you had stopped all of this.