We Need Your Help!
Because of the concern you have shown for the well-being of children, we are asking you to consider donating to this special cause that benefits the Cure JM Foundation in honor of our 15 year old daughter, Mikayla.
Back in 2015, our 12 year old daughter, Mikayla, was a happy, healthy, athletic girl until something went very wrong. Suddenly, she started noticing weakness throughout her body and her legs were experiencing serious pain. Growing pains, we thought? She soon stopped running, playing and growing. She was wasting away in front of us and we couldn’t help her. Today she is 15 and has watched 3 years of her youth from the inside of hospitals and clinics.
Our lives changed forever when she was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Today, we simply want a cure. Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM), a group of diseases associated to Juvenile Myositis, is an incurable, life-threatening disease. Each year, about 1,000 children are diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis. JM can cause muscle pain, weakness, fatigue and can attack nearly all systems of the body. JM often causes a wide range of medical complications. It can be treatable, but often times the treatments are worse than the disease itself.
But your support can help give a child a healthy and happy childhood. Your generosity will fund numerous studies into the progression and treatment of JM, and helped to establish dedicated JM research centers across the US. There is much more work to do, and your gift is vital to funding new research opportunities.
Thank you so very much!
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