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For participating in Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 2021

My Story…

Jason’s story begins with my story. I was diagnosed at 7 years old with JRA. The treatments were few the damage life long. How far we have come. Fast forward 30 something years. My 20 month old has been in hospital for 4 weeks with fever and joint swelling, has gone through a battery of tests and the physiotherapist examines every tiny little joint. She finds more swollen joints. The rheumatologist confirms what I already know. He was diagnosed with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Ok, we know what it is. We can fight this. I didn’t know what the road ahead would look like. We are 6 years into this fight. Jason has attained medical remission and flared. He has had weeks of fevers, infections he couldn’t fight. His journey has been anything but easy but the fight has been worth it. This year has been a year of challenges but even bigger successes. We are closer then ever to solving the puzzle that is Jason. Thanks to incredible doctors that are dedicated to making children’s lives better. Under the care of the best rheumatologist, and countless specialists who just wouldn’t give up. Getting to the right doctors at the right times has been life changing. Along the way we had the support of Cassie and Friends. They pushed for better treatment, for access to treatment, they at times gave me the push I needed when I was tired. I am forever grateful to this organization that supports the rheumatology department at Alberta Children’s Hospital. I am forever grateful to the friends and family who have donated, walked, cheered, shared our story. It has lead to changes that have improved the quality of mine and other children’s lives. Thank you. ❤️


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 18 Shannon Jarrell & Family We are all standing behind you❤ $100.00
Jul 18 Sharon and Wayne Allo Keep up the good work. Love, Mom and Dad $100.00
Jul 18 Adrienne Fitzgerald & Family We support all your efforts in finding a cure. Cassie & Friends is an incredible organization! Jason deserves to live without pain❤️ $100.00
Jul 16 The D’Amicos Hi team, We are so proud of you all for your hard work advocating for JA patients and their families. Keep it up! Much love! $50.00
Jul 16 Brittany Barmes Liz! You are an inspiring advocate for the JA community and we are so lucky to have you on our team! Thank you for all you do. <3 $50.00