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Kristine Alderfer's Fundraiser:

Cure JM Foundation

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Kristine Alderfer

THE STORY:

Being 4 should be fun.  So should being 5, and 6, and 7...but Katherine Alderfer has a medical file that's more than 8 inches thick.  That's because at age 3, she was diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis (JM).  

It began in the spring of 2010 with sore leg muscles, but it quickly progressed to the point that she couldn't climb the stairs in her home. The aggressive treatment she's had to endure has included medicines that have given her cataracts and made her bones brittle and caused fractures in her vertebrae, making a walker or wheelchair a necessity to get around.  JM can affect virtually any system of the body (heart, lungs, skin, muscles, etc.), and sunlight or the common cold can worsen the disease. 

Thankfully, today Katherine is doing better. She's benefitted not only from the loving care of her parents, but also from that of her twin sister Caroline who has been there for every single infusion and is her sister's biggest cheerleader. 

And now Katherine and her family have taken charge and are working hard for a cure for Juvenile Myositis!  They have gathered local businesses together for a Craft Fair at their elementary school.  The event features several vendors who have all agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to Cure JM through Kristine’s CrowdRise Fundraising Page.   "It's important to raise money for Cure JM," says Kristine, Katherine's mother, "because JM is an 'orphan disease.'"

 

Please help us find a cure so that no other child will have to suffer like Katherine.

$7,399

MONEY RAISED
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  • Team Katherine & The Alderfer Family

     

  • Sarkos Family

     

  • The Purello Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aunt Gerry & Uncle Artie

     

  • Monica

     

  • ajne Burch

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kristine Alderfer - Team Katherine

     

  • Al & Nancy Mancini

     

  • Jane Burch

     

  • Suzy Clement

     

  • The Giorgio Family

     

  • Team Katherine & The Alderfer Family

     

  • The Born's

     

  • John Sohn

     

  • Alderfer Bergen & Co.

     

  • Brian & Tracy Peterson

     

  • Jeremy Alyea

     

  • The Smith Family, NJ

     

  • Gerry & Art Rubino

     

  • The Zacher Family

     

  • Katherine Alderfer

     

  • Eleanor & Julia

     

  • Kris Perry Apungan

     

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92% Raised of$8,000 Goal

The Team: $271,257 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Benjamin Wessel

Amount Raised

$58,710

Fundraiser Title

Shari and Tom Hume

Amount Raised

$24,236

 

121% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cure JM Foundation

Amount Raised

$20,192

 

10% Raised of$200,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Madison Coffey

Amount Raised

$11,540

 

385% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristine Alderfer

Amount Raised

$7,399

 

92% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laurel Larsen

Amount Raised

$7,053

 

141% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Lawler

Amount Raised

$6,408

 

85% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ava Bell

Amount Raised

$6,383

Donor Comments

Kris Perry Apungan

Kris Perry Apungan

6 years ago

Eleanor & Julia

Eleanor & Julia

All those suffering now and in the future, especially our friend Katherine 6 years ago

Katherine Alderfer

Katherine Alderfer

In honor of my warrior JDM friends! With love! 6 years ago

The Zacher Family

The Zacher Family

Girl Power! XOXO 6 years ago

Gerry & Art Rubino

Gerry & Art Rubino

For Katherine Alderder 6 years ago

The Smith Family, NJ

The Smith Family, NJ

6 years ago

Jeremy Alyea

Jeremy Alyea

#TeamAlderfer 6 years ago

Brian & Tracy Peterson

Brian & Tracy Peterson

Katherine Alderfer 6 years ago

Alderfer Bergen & Co.

Alderfer Bergen & Co.

6 years ago

John Sohn

John Sohn

6 years ago