On October 17, 2016 our baby girl was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis. She went from a vibrant, active little girl to one who moaned with each step she took. She was in so much pain, and she was deteriorating fast. Juvenile Myositis is a life-threatening and incurable disease affecting 17,000 children and adults in the U.S. alone. Juvenile Myositis (JM) causes the body's own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues, which can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk, disfigurement, and even death. JM can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more. And there is no cure…YET. But you can make a difference! Please give today and help find a cure. Cure JM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis. Cure JM is the ONLY organization that solely supports Juvenile Myositis and is the largest charitable supporter of JM research. With the rarity of this disease, your gift is vital to permitting further studies into finding the cause, best treatments and a possible cure. Our goal is to never, ever let another child suffer from Juvenile Myositis. And with your help, this goal is well within our reach! Cici is responding very well to treatment. She has regained all of her mobility, and is so brave and so strong. She is the epitome of the word COURAGE. What this little girl has to go through to be feeling like this is not easy. We need better treatments, but most of all, we need a CURE!
For the third year in a row, we are selling custom Cici T-shirts to raise funds! Contact me to purchase yours, and your donation will be added to this crowdrise campaign!