Hi! My name is Emma and I am 11 years old. I was diagnosed with JDM in March 2013. I was hospitalized for IV steroids and continued steroids and methotrexate shots at home. I am currently on methotrexate shots only and my doctor says that September 2015 will be my remission date if I remain symptom free. I am so thankful that the medications have been working for me! I was also diagnosed with Autism at a young age, so that makes it tough for me to understand my disease and to communicate exactly how I'm feeling.  

I love to fish, watch tv, play board games, and participate in activities at my church. I love animals and my dream is to work in a pet shop or a zoo. 

I have a big loving family and we are all praying for a cure!!!