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Anna, Rob, Elliot and Carol being awarded a Cure JM Hero Award at the Cure JM Foundation 2014 National Conference in San Jose, CA

Robert Ramsey

Robert Ramsey is a screenwriter whose credits include Life, Intolerable Cruelty and Soul Men. He has taught feature screenwriting at USC School of Cinematic Arts since 2012. He was a Sundance Writers Workshop Fellow in 1992, and graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1985.

Rob Ramsey and Carol Schwartz have two children, Anna,18, and Elliot, 13. Anna was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) when she was 15. Three years into the struggle, Anna has yet to go into remission, but manages to maintain a daunting schedule.

In February 2015, Anna’s solo art show, “Habits of the Body” raised over $4,500 for Cure JM. She recently returned from a service trip to Uruguay, and looks forward to attending Tulane University in the fall.

At the 2014 Cure JM National Conference in San Jose, CA, the Ramsey family was honored with a Cure JM Hero Award for their exceptional dedication to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis. 

The Ramseys have been involved with Cure JM since 2013.  They have attended multiple Cure JM National Conferences, held multiple fundraisers and helped to represent Cure JM at a Los Angeles Christmas party benefitting Cure JM & CHLA.

It was through Anna's inspiration and friendship that her high school friend & game developer, Owen Leddy, decided to devote all the proceeds from his latest computer game to Cure JM. “Pathogen Wars”, an action-packed game that teaches about a healthy immune system, has already raised almost $1K and continues to be downloaded through Owen’s GameFace Interactive website.