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Cure JM Foundation 2017 National Conference and Fundraiser

First-Time Parent Attendees: Cassandra and Derek Austin

Written by Cassandra Austin, Cure JM Mom and First-time attendee

Cassandra, Derek and LivSome things about this weekend that I want to share.  First, Cure JM foundation is amazing. The conference was truly an experience of a lifetime.

I don't know how to thank all you AMAZING volunteers for all you did!!  This was our first conference and I'm completely blown away by our JM community and the amazing people who tirelessly volunteer for the sake of our kids. I never envisioned the conference to be this big and awesome!  Our daughter Liv had so much fun and meeting the other kids really made this conference such a great time for her/us.

Thank you to my husband Derek Austin for going to great lengths to learn more about our daughter's affliction and making connections at the conference so that we can continue to grow our community and raise awareness of Juvenile Myositis and support for these children to fund research and find them better treatments.

And thank you to all parties involved who helped make this a success. Without your continued love and support for Liv, there's no way we would be where we are today.

Cure JM was already a huge part of our lives and I can't wait for it to play an even bigger more prominent role moving forward. I don’t know what it is about our JM community, but it’s truly comprised of the most amazing people ever. I'm inspired to do more!  #CUREJM