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June 29th is World Scleroderma Day. If the name of this autoimmune disease is unfamiliar to you, you’re not alone. This rare condition has no known cause or cure, and 80% of its victims are women between the ages of 30 and 50. Affecting connective tissue, Scleroderma hardens the skin and also causes joint pain, digestive issues, lung scarring, and more. Scleroderma is largely misunderstood, leaving its sufferers feeling isolated and embarrassed of the physical manifestations of the disease.
The thought of an autoimmune disease striking without warning when we’re in the prime of our lives, raising families, is terrifying. For more information, and to take the Scleroderma Awareness pledge yourself, please visit: http://sclerodermaaware.org/. Together, we can help raise awareness so research can be done to find a cure.
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