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CPD officers walk for a cure

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BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation

ORGANIZER: Martin

EVENT: Walk Strong to Cure JM - Chicago

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Timothy Belcik

THE STORY:

Martin Ortega wrote -

My daughter Melinda was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis in January of 2016. Many of you probably never heard about it? It affects 3-5 in a million children a year in the United States. There’s no cure. They don’t know exactly what causes it, but they do know there is a genetic link that is triggered by environment factors. The disease affects the muscles and skin. An autoimmune response goes “wild” or “unchecked” and depending on the child and the severity of the disease, children are left with the inability to do simple things that they used to do like run and play. Walk up stairs. Get up off the floor, or dress/undress themselves. Blow dry their hair, or squat down or extend their arms without them burning. They probably have rashes on their face, chest, upper back, elbows, knees, arms and especially hands. If things are serious, they might have trouble swallowing and breathing. They may also have bumps under their skin called calcinosis. Melinda is going through something that is rare and unfair. It’s just plain not fair that her body chose to react this way. She is a role model for our family, and an example of how to rise to the challenges that life throws her way with a smile. When you ask how my daughter is doing, she replies with a smile “I am okay”. I feel very strongly that I can help raise awareness about my daughter’s Juvenile Dermatomyositis, and funds for research, too. If you’d like to help, join our team and walk to support Cure JM's journey in finding a cure and better treatments for our children. Martin Ortega

The Team: $100 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Martin Ortega

Amount Raised

$100

 

20% Raised of $500 Goal

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Sharon Ortega

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$0

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Timothy Belcik

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Gus Dominguez

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