The Mega Ortega's are raising money to find a cure for Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM)! JDM is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks all of the muscles in the body and weakens them. My younger cousin, Meli, was diagnosed with JDM. This disease totally twisted the life of my soccer playing, dance performing, and champion gymnast cousin and the lives of her family members who love her very much! A lot has changed in Meli's life since her diagnosis, but one thing that hasn't is her beautiful and positive attitude. Throughout all of my cousin and our family's adversity, Meli has been a superhero every step of the way! Meli is just awesome! From starting her own natural doggie treat buisness at only 11 years old to always having a lovely smile on her face, Meli is truly just a magnificent young lady! Meli is the strongest person I have ever met and my family and I are very excited to Walk Strong to cure JDM and raise money to find a cure! So look out for the Mega Ortega's because here we come!