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About Jill

 My name is Jill Tague and at thirteen months old, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Pauciarticular Rheumatoid Arthritis.

RA is a chronic disease. It does not go away and affects every single aspect of your life. I am about to turn twenty-one and for the first time in my entire life, I am coming to terms with this disease’s longevity. It is forever a part of me, as it plays a major role in your life and all that you do. May this online journal help you gain further understanding of this disease and greater peace within.

I am fortunate, as I have been blessed with two wonderful parents. With desperation for knowledge and understanding, they have done countless amounts of research about my chronic illness over the last 20 years. I am thankful for their consistency in proper medical decisions for my overall well being. My parents always enforced the importance of balance in my life. It was much easier growing up, as they were strict and I had to obey their rules. My goal now, is to make as wise decisions as they have. But, I am coming to understand, that many of their decisions came with chance.

Now, I have left my parents nest and have spread my wings. With constant trial and error, I have had countless mistakes. My mom likes to call them- “learning opportunities”, which is wise. Having RA means that you have to take chances and learn everything you can to alter these for your overall good health. I believe everything happens for a reason and all paths lead to the grand plan.

I am here to tell you where I am now, and where I have been, exposing the most personal details. Perhaps if I had had someone to tell me what it was like to endure steroid injections, explain how birth controls inflict flare ups, and expose the long term dangers of weed and alcohol, I would not be writing this to you. This site will explain what it is like being a young woman trying to balance a job, school, and social life…with a major set back–RA. You will learn how to approach challenges with a different attitude and further knowledge to help overcome any obstacle. If there is a will, there is always a way.

17 thoughts on “About Jill”

  1. We love the new website. I am sure you will help thousands of young women find ways of coping and controlling their RA. Best wishes.
    Poppy & Nana.

  2. Way to go kiddo. This is a great site. I’m so proud of you. How like you to provide great information on a difficult topic and give it a bright and cheery website. Love it.
    “Aunty” Beth

  3. What a great webite for people with RA. It’s very colorful and has lots of information. I’m very impressed. Great Job Jill!

    Love you

  4. Jill,great idea,I to suffer from ra and it is debilitating. But liveable you are so right about lifestyle and choices,, I have forwarded your website to to several people that I know will bennifit from your honesty. Great job!

  5. Jill, I check this site often and really enjoyed the video (had to watch it twice). Shared your site with friends and asked them to check in.

  6. My brother sent me this blog via his girlfriend, your friend Piper. I was diagnosed with RA during high school and am now 23. This is the best resource that I’ve come across in all of that time – I just bought a suit and because of this blog I’ve worked up the courage to finally go swim! I can’t wait to take my health into my own hands!Thank you so much – God bless!

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  7. HI Jill, I just discovered your site and wanted to say great job! I am in my 20s and also developed RA in my childhood. I think this site is a wonderful resource for young women with RA. I love your honesty and the fact that you discuss real issues which young women face. I look forward to reading more from you! Take care :)

  8. Hi Ms. Tague,
    My name is Rachel and I’m a middle schooler who suffers from JRA. It is so nice to know that there are strong people like you out there going through the same thing.

  9. Hi Jill, my name is Donnie and I have just come across your website. I find it heartbreaking to think that someone of such a young age could be affected by something like this. I had always thought that it was only ‘old’ people who got arthritis.

    But I have to be honest, I am currently seeking out people with arthritis to see if I can help. Please don’t think I am trying to sell you something, I am affiliated with the company of course, but only because of the health implications the product has and the impact it can have on someones life.

    I currently have a woman who suffers from ME taking the product and after 3 weeks is starting to feel a huge difference in her energy. I also have another woman who suffers from lupus who after just 1 week is starting to feel the benefit. I currently do not know of anyone personally who suffers from arthritis who is taking the product (yet), however from what I have heard from other people on this subject, the results are nothing short of miraculous. It would do no harm to pursue it further for more information at least.

    Please don’t take my sincere approach as a sales pitch. I genuinely just want to help people. I would be more than happy to chat sometime if you would like to know more. You have my email address, send me a message if you would like to Skype sometime.

    Warm Regards,


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