Stories of Hope

Cure JM patients and families share their stories about living full and successful lives.
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Alexandra’s Story

Alexandra grew up in Philadelphia. At eight years old, she was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis. Her first symptom was pain in her cuticles whenever she

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Madi’s Story

Kindergarten is about making friends, learning how to count by two’s, and reading Biscuit books. But for Madi, Kindergarten was not so simple.

Cadence’s Story

Cadence was only 18 months old when she was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis. Her mother took her to their pediatrician’s office multiple times, only for

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Cure JM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-managed organization dedicated to finding a cure for juvenile myositis (JM).

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Our Story

Cure JM was founded 19 years ago by a small group of volunteers who wanted to change the world for children with a rare disease few had ever heard of—juvenile myositis, or JM.

Nathanael’s Story

Nathanael was an active 7-year-old. In the summer of 2014, he played baseball under the Southern California sun, and that’s when the rash started. “He

Lynn: A Grandparent’s Story of Hope

It was the middle of 2020 that our four-year-old granddaughter, Brooklynn, began developing outbreaks of what appeared to be butterfly-shaped rashes over her cheeks and

Natalia’s Story

Natalia is seven years old, and in January 2021, she began experiencing pain. Everyday tasks were difficult. Natalia’s parents, Lindsay and Matt, reached out to

Olivia’s Story

Olivia is four years old, and she’s been fighting juvenile myositis for almost two years. At the beginning of her treatment, Olivia’s parents, Leah and