Olivia was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) in April of 2016 shortly before her third birthday. JDM is an autoimmune disease which targets skin and muscle tissue. Though she receives a host of treatments including infusions, injections and daily oral medication, there is still no cure for JDM and the JM family of diseases.
We are walking in the Walk Strong to Cure JM Chicago walk to support Cure JM and their mission to find a cure for JM. Would you please consider supporting us by joining our team and/or making a donation to that end? We hope to see you there! The Chicago Walk appeal follows.
Walk Strong to Cure JM supports Cure JM's mission to find a cure for Juvenile Myositis. Juvenile Myositis (JM) is 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. 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 -- including important JM research right here in Chicago at Lurie Children's! Your gift now will keep that momentum going. Every donation goes straight to Cure JM, and over 91% of all funds raised go directly to research. Join the team and the fight against JM today!