Peyton was diagnosed with JDM on her 4th birthday. We had just moved from Arizona to Pennsylvania with a 1 year old and 8.5 months pregnant. I knew something was off. She couldn’t walk far without asking to be held. She had a rash on her face and hands. She had a hard time getting off the floor. She couldn’t play with her siblings. Looking back, she was so sick. We were blessed in getting a diagnosis quickly despite the rarest of the disease. 3 years later, she is still on the chemotherapy meds and a few others. She’s doing well but still behind her peers physically. We need a cure!