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Cure JM Foundation

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Brooke Kimball

THE STORY:

Brookelyn was diagnosed at the age of 4 with Juvenile Dermatomyositis.  She went from being a perfectly healthy and I would say somewhat advanced child to one that sturggled to walk, climb stairs, dress herself, or even get in and out of bed.  She was tired all the time, in pain and just feeling lousy and frustrated.  She couldn't keep up with her friends and could only play with her brothers when she was laying on the floor. I remember her going to her cousins birthday party at the McDonald's Play Place and she spent the entire 2 hours sitting at the table with her head down watching kids run and play as she should have been doing and so wanted to do.  It was heart wrenching.  After getting her diagnosis she was admitted to the hospital where she began treatments of chemotherapy (low dose) and steroids (high dose).  She ballooned into a girl you would not reocognize as her due to the steroids (even today she will look at old photos and ask who she is!).  Thankfully the treatments have been working for her and almost 5 years later she is still going through them but walking is no longer difficult or painful.  Our hope is that in about 2 years we will hear the words remission.  Our dream is that in her life time a cure will be found.  JM has already robbed too many young kids of their lives, leaving a void in their parents hearts that can never be filled.  Please take a moment and make a donation in the name of Brookelyn and all her JM family fighting for a cure.

Help find a cure for Brookelyn!

Juvenile Myositis is a life-threatening and incurable disease affecting 17,000 children in the U.S. alone.  It causes a child's own immune system to attack healthy tissue and cells, which can cause pain, organ failure and even lead to death.  Juvenile Myositis can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more.  

Cure JM Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis (JM).  Cure JM Foundation is the ONLY organization that solely supports Juvenile Myositis and is the largest charitable supporter of Juvenile Myositis research.  With the rarity of this disease, your gift is vital to permitting further studies into finding the cause, best treatments and a possible cure. 

$785

MONEY RAISED
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  • One of your biggest fans!

    $25

  • Shannon and Gregory

    $100

  • Claire Mercier

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

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    $200

  • Robin Haley

    $25

  • Those who are rooting for you!!!

     

  • Sloan Weinberg

    $25

  • Lisa Johnson

    $75

  • Nancy Greenwood

    $25

  • Running Buddy

    $100

  • Liam

    $50

  • grammie & grampie

    $25

  • Aunt Kathy

    $50

  • Together we can do this

    $10

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79% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $303,058 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Madison Coffey

Amount Raised

$102,000

Fundraiser Title

Cure JM Foundation

Amount Raised

$53,616

 

27% Raised of $200,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shari and Tom Hume

Amount Raised

$26,565

 

266% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Smedley

Amount Raised

$15,575

 

312% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Malloy

Amount Raised

$14,750

 

738% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacquelyne DenUyl

Amount Raised

$10,600

Fundraiser Title

Erin Karchefsky

Amount Raised

$7,060

 

353% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristine Alderfer

Amount Raised

$6,792

Donor Comments

Together we can do this

Together we can do this

DONATION: $10

If each person donated just a few dollars to Brookelyn's cause The Cure JM Foundation could win this!!! Then everyone's few dollars or so would turn into $100.000 to help find better treatment options and one day a cure! Lets pull together and get this done! 3 years ago

Aunt Kathy

Aunt Kathy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

grammie & grampie

grammie & grampie

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Liam

Liam

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Running Buddy

Running Buddy

DONATION: $100

for the miles I was unable to put in! 3 years ago

Nancy Greenwood

Nancy Greenwood

DONATION: $25

<3 3 years ago

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

DONATION: $75

Cure JM! 3 years ago

Sloan Weinberg

Sloan Weinberg

DONATION: $25

You are one of the strongest little girls I know! I know you will continue to fight and show JM who's boss! 3 years ago

Those who are rooting for you!!!

Those who are rooting for you!!!

Brookelyn, you are a true inspiration! You have been given a pretty tough hand and yet you still keep on fighting! We are in awe by you and are here rooting for you everyday to come out the other side of this! 3 years ago

Robin Haley

Robin Haley

DONATION: $25

Brookelyn you've been so brave battling this disease. 3 years ago