We know that no one welcomes the news that their child has been diagnosed with arthritis. But we also believe that every child who receives such news should feel welcomed and supported from the beginning of their journey with JIA. That’s why we created the SNAC Welcome Pack.
The centrepiece of the Pack is the SNAC Journal, which includes:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your welcome pack.
We are pleased to have supplied more than 500 children with Buzzys.
Developed by a paediatrician to help take the sting out of injections, Buzzy offers a convenient and effective way to minimize the pain and distress some children experience when receiving arthritis medication by injection.
A small vibrating bee with ice pack wings, Buzzy both numbs the injection site and, by stimulating the nerves around the site, distracts from the sharp prick of the needle. The result: less pain and anxiety for children, and more peace of mind for their parents.
Please ask your rheumatology nurse for a SNAC funded Buzzy or email email@example.com to get one posted to you.
If living with JIA is a journey, the SNAC Journal is your personal travel guide. Developed by SNAC children and parents, the journal includes:
Thanks to the generous support of the family and friends of Aimee Buchan, the SNAC Journal is available free of charge to all children with JIA in Scotland. Outside of Scotland, the cost is £15 + postage.
We are grateful to the Scottish Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Network (SPARN) for contributing to and reviewing the SNAC Journal.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and fundraisers, SNAC has been able to help hospitals acquire a range of valuable resources for use in diagnosing and treating children with JIA.