Layla developed a rash around her eye that would not go away. On top of it, she was very tired and weak. These are both primary symptoms of juvenile dermatomyositis, an inflammatory disease of the muscles, skin and blood vessels and Layla’s diagnosis. She receives monthly IVIG treatments and a low dose of daily steroids.
This loving little girl thinks about others first and has taken a special needs child under her wing. She enjoys watching football and hockey games with her dad when she’s not reading or riding her bike. If she could do anything, it would be to have a tea party with princesses, especially Ariel.