- Stacey Handman $25.00 *
- Mike $500.00 *
- Janice Owens You are an inspiration! $25.00
- Elizabeth Humiston-Glover $50.00
- GBK Gwyneth $40.00
- Chuck Presti You go girl! $20.00
Amy Gleason's Fundraising Page
Please sponsor me so that we can prevent kids from having to go through this nightmare. Within a month of being diagnosed, they are already weary of being stuck by needles, taking so many medications (can be 10 pills a day and/or shots too!), not being able to go in the sun during the day, not being able to ride their bikes, and not being able to keep up with their friends. Cure JM is fighting hard to supply the doctors with the research funds necessary.
(Juvenile Myositis) - a rare autoimmune disease that affects approximately 17,000 children and adults, and nearly 1,000 new cases are diagnosed in the US every year. JM causes a variety of debilitating symptoms including:
• Muscle weakness and pain
• Severe fatigue
• Swallowing and digestive difficulties
• Lung and heart problems
• Vasculitic ulcers
Some children may experience a remission, while others will battle JM their entire life, and complications from this disease can prove fatal. Medication can help to alleviate the symptoms of Juvenile Myositis, but there is no known cure.
As its name implies, the Cure JM Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created specifically to find such a cure, while also providing support and information for families suffering from JM.