Join us in the fight against Juvenile Myositis. Our son Bradley was afflicted with Juvenile Dermatomyositis on April 2, 2014. Since that time Bradley has undergone multiple treatments for this disease, all with horrific side effects and multiple hospitalizations. As of today, there are ZERO FDA approved medications specifically for JDM. This where you can help! Your money helps to fund CRITICAL research in both the cause and treatment of this disease. We can't do this without you! We are extremely grateful for each and every one of you for making a difference in the life of our son and all those children affected by this life-threatening disease.
Juvenile Myositis (JM) is a life-threatening disease that causes a child's own immune system to attack healthy tissue and cells. It can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk, disfigurement, organ failure and even lead to death.
Juvenile Myositis can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more. And there is no cure... YET.
But that's where you come in.
This holiday season, we are raising funds for Cure JM, the ONLY organization solely dedicated to accelerating the most promising JM research and improving the lives of every family fighting JM. Thanks to support from friends and family like you, Cure JM is funding research at more than 29 prestigious research institutions, helping to advance JM research at an unprecedented pace.
And while we should be proud of all we have accomplished together, our challenge today is that we simply must move faster and in more areas of research than we ever have before.
Cure JM's Strategic Research Plan calls for substantial new investments to identify the genes that cause JM and to understand their role. The plan calls for investments in drug discovery and development so children will have more and better treatments. And the plan calls for speeding basic research out of the lab and into the clinic through partnerships with pharmaceutical companies that will be needed to bring new treatments for JM to the marketplace.
Accomplishing these research goals is within our grasp, and Cure JM's determination to succeed is unwavering, but we need your help.
Please consider making a gift to Cure JM today. Every donation goes straight to Cure JM, and 87% of all funds raised go directly to research and programs.
Your gift now will give HOPE this holiday season.
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With eternal gratitude,
The Van Ness Family