Lexy was diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis when she was just two years old. In her short life she has endured thousands of hours of hospitals, treatments, IV mediations, chemotherapy, steroids and all the side effects that go along with dozens of medications and therapies. She deals with more fear and pain than any child ever should.
Juvenile Myositis is a life-threatening 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, weakness, inability to walk, disfigurement, organ failure and even lead to death. Juvenile Myositis can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more.
There is no cure....YET!
BUT YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Please donate today and help find a cure for our baby girl and the thousands of others who suffer daily! Our family's goal is to raise $3,000 by October 5th!
Because of you researchers are looking at possible genetic and environmental causes of Juvenile Myositis, standardizing JM treatments, piloting trials of new treatments and much, much more!
Our goal is to never, ever let another child suffer from Juvenile Myositis. With your help, this goal is well within reach!
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. And every dollar makes a direct impact – well over 95% of donations go directly toward research or educational programs. Your generosity supports dozens of important research studies and two Juvenile Myositis Research Centers of Excellence, in Chicago and Washington D.C.