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BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation

EVENT: Walk Strong to Cure JM - Massachusetts

EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 24

Joyce Andrade

THE STORY:

In March of 2015, our daughter Jayleen Baptista, was diagnosed at Boston Children's Hospital with a rare autoimmune disease called Juvenile Dermatomyosistis (JDM). This disease affects only 2-4 kids out of 1-million children in the US per year.  This rare disease is an uncommon inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinct rash. At this time there is no cure but periods of remission when symptoms improve.   The past 2 years have been an emotional rollercoaster. We didnt know what to expect with this disease or how her body would react to the medication. Jayleen is 8 years old and has gone through more than some people in a lifetime. Jayleen at 5 years old had a hard time doing day to day activites like eating and walking. I was feeling helpless and couldn't understand what was happening to her body. After visiting Childrens Hospital and getting a muscle biopsy i started to feel at ease because we were going to get answers. Well we did, after 2 years of her diagnosis i am proud to say that Jayleen is almost in remission. She will continue methotrexate for the rest of the year and will hopefully be completely off all medications. Please pray for Jayleen and other JM kids to continue their fight and to find a cure.   Thank you to everyone who reads this and takes the next steps to donate to this much-needed and ever-important cause!

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$765

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mari Quinlan

     

  • Leo

    $25

  • Vinh Ly

    $25

  • Kitsi

     

  • Anna, Sarah, Amy and Kevin

     

  • Maxine

    $25

  • Charlotte southern

    $25

  • Mikayla Spinola

    $25

  • Celio & Rose

    $100

  • Carolina Fernandes ❤️❤️

    $50

  • Tina Docanto

    $50

  • Melanie

     

  • Bernaldete Teixeira

    $25

  • Ernestina

    $100

  • paula nunes

    $25

  • Maria

    $40

  • Danielle Romeo

    $25

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15% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $765 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Joyce Andrade

Amount Raised

$765

 

15% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Debra Andrade

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paula nunes

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Donor Comments

Danielle Romeo

Danielle Romeo

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

Maria

Maria

DONATION: $40

We love you babygirl ! 1 month ago

paula nunes

paula nunes

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Ernestina

Ernestina

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Bernaldete Teixeira

Bernaldete Teixeira

DONATION: $25

We love you babygirl 2 months ago

Melanie

Melanie

You are truly one of the bravest little girl I've met! 2 months ago

Tina Docanto

Tina Docanto

DONATION: $50

Prayers for you Babygirl â?¤ï¸?ð???ð??¼ 2 months ago

Carolina Fernandes ❤️❤️

Carolina Fernandes ❤️❤️

DONATION: $50

Praying for you beautiful. ð???ð???â?¤ï¸? 2 months ago

Celio & Rose

Celio & Rose

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Mikayla Spinola

Mikayla Spinola

DONATION: $25

2 months ago