Change of plans for walking
May 04, 2017
We are walking in the Walk Strong to Cure JM to find a cure for Jake! As you may know, Jake was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM), a life-threatening disease which causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues.
Juvenile Myositis (JM) can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk and disfigurement. It can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more. But with support from friends and family like you, we’re getting closer to better treatments and a cure.
Last year, we were able to fund research at over a dozen prestigious research institutions, helping to advance JM research at an unprecedented pace! Your gift now will keep that momentum going. Every donation goes straight to Cure JM, and over 91% of all funds raised go directly to research. Can we count on you to help today?
Today Jake is making huge improvments in his health. We hope that he will go into remission soon and can live a happy life free of the effects of JDM.
Please consider donating and even more, consider walking with us to fight this disease.