Adam Peacock talks about his daughter Nylah’s “heartbreaking” battle against childhood arthritis

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Fox Sports presenter Adam Peacock talks about his five-year-old daughter Nylah’s ‘heartbreaking’ battle against childhood arthritis

Fox Sports presenter Adam Peacock has revealed the devastating reality his five-year-old daughter Nylah faces in her battle with childhood arthritis.

Speak to the Masculine dailythe 42-year-old has also revealed the impact the disease has had on her loved ones.

The father of four revealed that Nylah’s condition “affects our entire family physically, mentally and socially” and it is “heartbreaking” to see her in pain.

Candid: Fox Sports presenter Adam Peacock has revealed the devastating reality his five-year-old daughter Nylah faces as she battles childhood arthritis

Candid: Fox Sports presenter Adam Peacock has revealed the devastating reality his five-year-old daughter Nylah faces as she battles childhood arthritis

Adam shares Nylah, her sisters Amahlia, 11, Tahmea, 14, and brother Noah, 15, with wife Rachel.

When she was diagnosed at the age of three, Nylah struggled to even chew an apple because she had arthritis in every joint in her body, including her jaw.

In the past, he has shared heartbreaking clips of her struggling to walk because of her arthritis.

Family Affected: The father of four revealed that Nylah’s condition “affects our entire family physically, mentally and socially,” and it is “heartbreaking” to witness her pain. Pictured Adam, Nylah, her brother Noah, 15, and her sisters Amahlia, 11, Tahmea, 14

But over the past year, an improvement has come after she received a drug called Humira, which has eased Nylah’s symptoms.

Despite the incredible results, the biweekly injection is a terrible process to go through physically.

“When she’s injected, you can see that she feels a wave rushing through her body … It looks like an electric current is passing through her,” he said.

A new version of the treatment has recently become available in Australia and is included in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

This version of the drug isn’t going to make her feel that way. Anything that makes it a bit more bearable is good, ”Adam added.

Hopeful for the future: 'This version of the drug won't make her feel that way.  Anything that makes it a bit more bearable is good, ”Adam added

Hopeful for the future: 'This version of the drug won't make her feel that way.  Anything that makes it a bit more bearable is good, ”Adam added

Hopeful for the future: ‘This version of the drug won’t make her feel that way. Anything that makes it a bit more bearable is good, ”Adam added

Humira – which the government puts back about $ 920 per child per month – is also used to help patients with other autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and pan-uveitis.

Adam is so passionate about creating awareness for Juvenile Arthritis, he has become an ambassador for Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia (JAFA) and recently raised $ 25,000 for the organization.

On October 12, he and Nylah shared a video on his Instagram in honor of World Arthritis Day.

In it, he gave fans an update on his daughter’s health.

“She’s fine, you feel a little bit better these days,” he said to his smiling little girl.

“She goes to kindergarten most days and is a happy girl.”

“Today is a special day in which we try to raise awareness for juvenile arthritis,” he said.

Nylah has the youth version, JIA. Good days, bad days. Enough of both, ”Adam added in the caption.

A good cause: The Fox Sports host is so passionate about creating awareness for Juvenile Arthritis, he has become an ambassador for Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia (JAFA) and recently raised $ 25,000 for the organization

A good cause: The Fox Sports host is so passionate about creating awareness for Juvenile Arthritis, he has become an ambassador for Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia (JAFA) and recently raised $ 25,000 for the organization

A good cause: The Fox Sports host is so passionate about creating awareness for Juvenile Arthritis, he has become an ambassador for Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia (JAFA) and recently raised $ 25,000 for the organization

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