BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation
ORGANIZER: Cure JM Foundation
In March of this year, Lillian Schultz was diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis and our family's life changed. Due to the rarity of her disease, it took months of doctors’ visits for a diagnosis. Thankfully, a local allergist caught it. Since then Lillian has had MRIs, Bone Density Scans, monthly blood draws, and a port placed inside her chest to allow for infusions of medications.
Juvenile Myositis is a life-threatening disease affecting 2-4 children per million in the U.S. alone. Juvenile Myositis (JM) causes the body's own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues, which can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk, disfigurement, and even death. JM can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more.
And there is no cure…YET.
But you can make a difference! Please give today and help find a cure for Lillian and others like her.
Cure JM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis. Cure JM is the ONLY organization that solely supports Juvenile Myositis and is the largest charitable supporter of JM research. Please know, several of Lillian’s recent treatment decisions have been made based on the research that Cure JM supports.
Our goal is to never, ever let another child suffer from Juvenile Myositis. And with your help, this goal is well within our reach.