Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - Front Page - BY SA­MAN­THA GARDINER

GRAND FALLS-WIND­SOR, NL – Sis­ter duo Mya and Lilly Healey are join­ing forces to raise money for the Arthri­tis So­ci­ety.

Mya, 11, was di­ag­nosed with ju­ve­nile arthri­tis at just two years old, so the cause is some­thing near and dear to the girls’ hearts.

When Mya’s babysit­ter no­ticed some­thing was up with one of Mya’s toes, her mom took her to the doc­tor mul­ti­ple times. Mya went through a se­ries of blood work and was even­tu­ally sent to the Janeway Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, where she was di­ag­nosed.

Over the past three years Mya and her eight-year-old sis­ter Lilly, along with some close fam­ily mem­bers, have trav­elled to Par­adise for the June Arthri­tis Walk. In 2016 the girls raised $ 3,000; in 2017 they raised al­most $ 4,500. So far this year, the sis­ters have al­ready raised $3,000 to­wards the 2018 fundraiser – their best ef­fort yet.

The girls run a Face­book page called “Sis­ter Power – Walk to Fight Arthri­tis,” where they pro­mote their up­com­ing fundrais­ers. They just fin­ished an on­line auc­tion with on­line do­na­tions from re­tail­ers all over New­found­land.

In part­ner­ship with the Medicine Shoppe in Grand Fall­sWind­sor, they are of­fer­ing a buy one, give one cam­paign on their flu shots. For ev­ery flu shot the phar­ma­cist gives, he will do­nate $1 to the Arthri­tis So­ci­ety. And just af­ter the Christ­mas hol­i­days the girls will be sell­ing tick­ets on a beau­ti­ful home­made quilt fea­tur­ing a blue rib­bon for arthri­tis aware­ness made by their grandma.

For up­dates on the sis­ters’ fundrais­ing projects, fol­low them on Face­book.

“Please help us fight arthri­tis; we don’t want to see any­body in pain, chil­dren or adults. It’s no fun,” said the sis­ters.

Sis­ters Lilly and Mya joined forces to raise money for the Arthri­tis So­ci­ety. Mya, the el­dest sis­ter, was di­ag­nosed with arthri­tis when she was just two years old.

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