Back in the summer of 2013 everything changed with what we thought was a rash and a little girl who was just tried of walking around. Little did we know it would be a long journey before things were ever "normal" again. After being diagnosed with JDM rather quickly thanks to our wonderful doctor, Dr. Kietz, we immediately were admitted to the hospital to begin treatments. In JDM, the body's immune system attacks blood vessels throughout the body, causing inflammation called vasculitis. In the United States, the incidence rate of JDMS is approximately 2-3 cases per million children per year. For Lacey she presented with a butterfly rash and extreme muscle weakness. In the end of 2017, just over 4 years after diagnosis, we finally heard the beautiul words, remission. It has been a long road but we have been lucky to walk it surrounded by many friends and family. In 2018 Lacey was lucky to be able to contribute and participate in a research study for JDM. While we hold out hope that Laey will remain in remission we will continue to try to help raise funds to find a cure for this disease and hope to never have to battle it again.