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Chloe’s Crew - Walk Strong to Cure JM

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DFW Walk
September 26, 2017

Chloe is doing really, really well lately.  She still has her moments of being tired and her thighs hurting, but overall is doing great!  However,  See more
Danielle Britten

THE STORY:

Join us for the Inaugural Walk Strong to Cure JM – Dallas/Fort Worth

WHEN:  Saturday November 11, 2017

WHERE:  River Legacy Park

701 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX  76006

 

9AM - check-in and events begin (same day registration available)

10AM - Noon- Walk and festivities

 

Register at www.crowdrise.com/walkstrongdallas

 

Contact Walk Chair Jennifer Howard at jennifer.howard@curejm.org or 443-717-4152 for more information.

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All proceeds benefit Cure JM Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis, a life-threatening disease which causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues.  It can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk and disfigurement.  It can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more.  

And there is no cure....YET!

But with support from friends and family like you, we’re getting closer to better treatments and a cure.  Last year, we were able to fund research at 10 prestigious research institutions, helping to advance JM research at an unprecedented pace!  Your support now will keep that momentum going.


After numerous visits to different doctors, Chloe Belle was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JM) at the age 3. The news was devastating but thanks to God's guiding hand we had at least finally found a doctor who knew what was going on with Chloe. That being said, literature provided by the diagnosing doctor regarding the news was not good. JM has no cure and is life-threatening. When she was diagnosed, she couldn't climb stairs, get into her car seat, get in or out of bed, fell all the time, needed help to get up, rashes on joints, etc., etc., etc. She couldn't even sit criss-cross applesauce at pre-school. Once admitted to the hospital, a muscle biopsy and MRI was conducted to confirm the diagnosis. We cried, then cried some more, then the fight for Chloe to get her the best treatment possible. There have been too many medications to count and won't list them all as they would take up half a page but the big ones have been IV steroids, immunoglobulin infusions, chemo shots, numerous pills, etc. She has had one flare after trying to reduce some of the medications. In layman's terms her body's immune system attacks her own body and won't stop on its own. The medications suppress the immune system. Ironically, as we are trying to tame her immune system, it leaves her open to infection. She can't receive any live virus vaccines and every time someone gets sick it is concerning to say the least. All that being said, by the grace of God and numerous prayers from family and friends, Chloe is now in medical remission and is currently exhibiting no symptoms. She is currently on on three medications to control it and are slowly tapering the chemo pill. She was able to convert from the shot to the pills and that was a 

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MONEY RAISED
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  • Emerald Environmental Services & EE&G, Inc.

    $5,000

  • Jeanne and Richard

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Uncle Coach, Aunt Sunshine and the rest of the Morton Clan

     

  • Rachel Russell

    $25

  • Patti and Rob Lewis

    $250

  • Environmental Testing, Inc

    $500

  • Brooke Mettes

    $25

  • Reece

    $25

  • Lorie Heckman

    $25

  • Jennifer Leuschner

    $25

  • JEANNE BARNETT

    $25

  • Stacy Faust

    $25

  • Gary & Martha Patrick

    $50

  • The Mooneyham's

     

  • Amy Peterson

    $25

  • Uncle Del and Aunt Schellon

    $100

  • Drake Family

     

  • Bart and Ann

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anderson family

    $25

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324% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $6,475 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Danielle Britten

Amount Raised

$6,350

 

318% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Gary & Martha Patrick

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Monica Derieux

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

sharon britten

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Claudia Britten

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anderson family

Anderson family

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Lets get that cure! ... and a personal heartfelt thanks for your amazing leadership. 6 months ago

Bart and Ann

Bart and Ann

DONATION: $100

Sweet Chloe 6 months ago

Drake Family

Drake Family

Love you guys! ❤ 6 months ago

Uncle Del and Aunt Schellon

Uncle Del and Aunt Schellon

DONATION: $100

Chloe Britten....we love you! 6 months ago

Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson

DONATION: $25

Praying for a cure 7 months ago

The Mooneyham's

The Mooneyham's

7 months ago

Gary & Martha Patrick

Gary & Martha Patrick

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Stacy Faust

Stacy Faust

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

JEANNE BARNETT

JEANNE BARNETT

DONATION: $25

Love you 7 months ago