2017 Stepping Out Long Island NY (Tri-State Chapter)

Me and my rheumatologist, Barry Gruber, MD
Me and my rheumatologist, Barry Gruber, MD

Team Strong

DOES YOUR DONATION REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE? YES, short- and long-term, IT DOES. At the National and TriState Chapter levels, your contributions fund research by grant awards given to passionate medical professionals. The physicians have made great strides in identifying blood chemistry and its reaction to medications.

So, YOU have helped me get to where I am today. Thanks to medication and a positive attitude, I am here. Drugs created for leukemia and organ transplant recipients were tested for many years and found to be effective in slowing the progression of horrible Scleroderma. These are the 'super medications' that retail for $3,000 - $15,000 per MONTH! Fortunately (?!) I'm in an income bracket that makes me eligible for pharmaceutical companies' Patient Assistance Programs because insurance covers these medications in part or not at all.

I appreciate the caring and concern from my family and friends. I have surpassed the five-year mark thanks to Rheumatologist Barry Gruber, MD; Cardiologist Kevin Marzo, MD; Gastroenterologist Perry Gould, MD, Thoracic Surgeon Scott Schubach, MD, and newest to my medical team, Anesthesiologist (Pain Management) Adam Shestack, MD; my illustrious Medical Dream Team.

Gratitude goes to the Scleroderma Foundation and the TriState Chapter. Their work has supported the research on which my physicians keep updated. They remain on the cutting edge of learning which medications might work for me. I know there are so many worthy causes for which financial aid can make a difference... and we all have monetary constraints. Still, donating even the price of a fancy cup of coffee will help in the quest to conquer Scleroderma. Obviously, finding a cure and eliminating all autoimmune diseases are critically important to me - probably not for my health, but for all future generations. Whatever you can give is GREATLY appreciated. THANK YOU for helping me help the Scleroderma Foundation find a cure.

I appreciate the caring and concern from my family and friends.  The love for my children, grandchildren keeps me motivated.  Rheumatologist Barry Gruber, MD, Cardiologist Kevin Marzo, Gastroenterologist Perry Gould, MD, Thoracic Surgeon Scott Schubach, MD and Anesthesiologist Adam Shestack, MD are my illustrious Medical Dream Team.  

 There are so many worthy causes for which financial aid can make a difference... and we all have monetary constraints. Still, donating even the price of a fancy cup of coffee will help in the quest to conquer Scleroderma. Obviously, finding a cure and eliminating all autoimmune diseases are critically important to me - probably not for my health, but for all future generations. Whatever you can give is GREATLY appreciated. THANK YOU for helping me help the Scleroderma Foundation find a cure.

With Appreciation Today and Always,

Sheila

 

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or go to 

http://www.scleroderma.org/goto/Sheilas_TeamStrong

For more information visit www.SclerodermaTriState.org.

Whatever donation you can make is GREATLY appreciated.  I promise, I will push myself until I can't push anymore.  THANK YOU for helping me help the Scleroderma Foundation find a cure.

To donate, click on a team member's name below and then click on her/his "Support Me" button on her/his page.  THANK YOU.


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