Ella

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Eight-year-old Ella is in the second grade and was diagnosed with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) in November 2013. This autoimmune disease attacks her bones and has caused spinal fractures and inflammation in her legs and pelvis. To strengthen her bones, Ella receives pamidromate infusions and other therapies. Despite this, Ella is an active, precocious girl with a smile that will light up a room. Ella loves soccer, animals, drawing, riding her bike, and playing with her friends and her dog. When Ella grows up, she would like to work as a teacher.