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TEAM AJSTRONG: Michelle and AJ Fundraising to CURE JM

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Michelle AJ Villalpando

THE STORY:

You can be a hero to a child with JM.

You can also be a hero to my daughter, Alena Jade (AJ) Villalpando, DX with Juvenile Dermatomyositis at 19 months old, on January 13, 3011. 

In Fall 2010, Alena began with JM symptoms, severe rash on face. She began having mobility problems and was becoming bedwritten in early January 2011. She could not eat without choking, she could no longer walk or run without falling, she could no longer rollover. Alena was admitted to Dell Children's Medical Center on Thursday, January 13th. She underwent a muscle biopsy confirming JDM and began intense IV treatment. Alena was released on Sunday.  Since, Alena has spent most of her childhood in treatment, therapies, hospitals, doctor offices, in surgery and out of the SUN. She has spent a majority of her childhood on the sidelines. 

Each year, approximately 2 to 4 children in a million in the United States are diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and Juvenile Polymyositis (JPM), the rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases collectively known as Juvenile Myositis (JM).  JM causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues, which can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk and disfigurement. In some severe cases it can even be fatal.  And there is no cure…YET. 

 

And that’s where you come in.

 

On January 17th, 2016, families will be participating in the St. Pete Beach Classic to raise awareness of JM and raise funds for JM research.  It’s all part of Cure JM’s 2016 National Educational Conference and Fundraiser, a multi-day event designed to help JM Families and Physicians connect while sharing the latest information in JM research and treatments.

 

Please consider making a gift now.  Over 90% of each gift goes directly to Juvenile Myositis research and education programs, so your gift will bring us closer to a cure.

 

What could be more heroic?

 

Learn more about the conference here or contact us at info@curejm.org or (760) 487-1079.

 

 

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$2,851

MONEY RAISED
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  • Beba

    $100

  • Ricardo and Uncle

    $50

  • April Crofford

    $50

  • Rose and Ruben Lopez

    $30

  • Annette and Miles Wortham

    $50

  • Roni&Arezan;

    $100

  • A.M.I.G.O.S Foundation

    $100

  • Tina Villarreal

    $10

  • Great Grandpa Villalpando

    $20

  • Parker & Parker Allstate

    $30

  • Enrique & Teresa Leal

    $20

  • Jada

    $20

  • Richard Rodriguez -Cupcakes for a Cure

    $50

  • Rene Alvarado-Cupcakes for a Cure

    $20

  • Robert & Socorro Guerrero-Cupcakes for a Cure

    $30

  • Lucio & Sandra Lopez-Cupcakes for a Cure

    $25

  • Rawson's Upholstery- Cupcakes for a Cure

    $25

  • Sylvia Cruz- Cupcakes for a Cure

    $40

  • Joe & Alice Rocha- Cupcakes for a Cure

    $200

  • Anne Halsey- Cupcakes for a Cure

    $50

  • David & Rosina Valle

    $10

  • Cupcakes for a Cure in Honor of Alena Jade Villalpando

    $1,751.64

  • Alma Apodaca

    $20

  • Rosaria Tobias

    $50

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114% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,851 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Rosaria Tobias

Rosaria Tobias

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alma Apodaca

Alma Apodaca

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Cupcakes for a Cure in Honor of Alena Jade Villalpando

Cupcakes for a Cure in Honor of Alena Jade Villalpando

DONATION: $1,751.64

2 years ago

David & Rosina Valle

David & Rosina Valle

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Anne Halsey- Cupcakes for a Cure

Anne Halsey- Cupcakes for a Cure

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Joe & Alice Rocha- Cupcakes for a Cure

Joe & Alice Rocha- Cupcakes for a Cure

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Sylvia Cruz- Cupcakes for a Cure

Sylvia Cruz- Cupcakes for a Cure

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Rawson's Upholstery- Cupcakes for a Cure

Rawson's Upholstery- Cupcakes for a Cure

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lucio & Sandra Lopez-Cupcakes for a Cure

Lucio & Sandra Lopez-Cupcakes for a Cure

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Robert & Socorro Guerrero-Cupcakes for a Cure

Robert & Socorro Guerrero-Cupcakes for a Cure

DONATION: $30

2 years ago