Katie , age 13 was diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis a rare disease, which affects about 2-4 children in one million and causes the body's own immune system to go into overdrive and attack itself. The skin and muscles are the main target, the kings and heart can be affected as well. KAtie recieved this diagnosis after going into respiratory failure on Sept 2, 2016 due to a compromised diaphragm and decreased muscle mass. She lost 50lbs, spent 8 days on a ventilator,26days in ICU and 33 days total at Luries Children's Hopsital. She has a long road ahead, filled with medicine, chemo, high dose steroids, and intense physical,occupational, and speech therapy. We need a cure for JM. We need to fund research for better treatment, and a way to beat this disease. Katie has remained positive and motivated throughout this journey with JM. If Katie can face this battle with a smile on her face, and a positive spirit,we can do whatever it takes to support her and #CureJM!