Because of this disability, she is extremely passionate about spreading awareness for the 300,000 American children suffering from chronic Arthritis. In addition to being a full time college student, she juggles working at a day care and volunteering at various places such as Okizu, a camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. She also loves art, animals, singing, swimming, photography, and working with children. One day, she hopes to be a pediatric nurse practitioner, so she can care for children who are suffering with similar conditions that she has experienced.
Lily Shouldice is a 20-year-old pre-nursing major at San Francisco State University. Ever since 1998, she has lived with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis—an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain in her joints.