Countdown to Cure JM!
May 03, 2017
Becca was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis shortly before entering Kindergarten in 2010. This rare disease, which affects about 2-4 children in one million causes the body's own immune system to go into overdrive and attack itself. The skin and muscles are the main target, but not the only ones. We were lucky enough to connect quite quickly with Dr. Lauren Pachman and her outstanding team at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago and Becca was immediately put on a large amount of medications. Becca had to endure years of heavy medications, weekly infusions and a life long challenge of staying out of direct sunlight. Today she is doing great, but that can not and will not stop us from finding a cure for this life threatening, life-altering disease. Please consider contributing to our team goal of $2000. Becca and the entire Evans family will be forever thankful for your support!!