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Hello, I'm Sherrill Knaggs, your ISN News Guide. I live with my husband of 36 years in New Zealand.
We took early retirement, and shortly afterwards I became ill with diffuse systemic scleroderma, which I have now had for eight years.
As I am unable to walk because of the scleroderma, and have kidney failure with dialysis, I spend much time at the computer, and on the Internet. Because of my interest and experience with this, I have also created the ISN page about dialysis, so I am also the ISN Dialysis Guide. In addition, I am the ISN Thyroid Guide.
As an ISN News Guide for Scleroderma News, I research and prepare items about scleroderma medical and media news which are on the Internet.
ISN Guides research the Internet for timely and reliable information regarding their page topic(s). Would you like to help with this website? We have many openings for volunteers !
I'm also an ISN Artist, contributing my digital photography to illustrate many of the patient and caregiver stories on this site, such as my photos in this animation. See the Google collection of my art that is featured on this website.
My personal story is featured in ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2. The cover art for this book series was painted by my mother, Ione Bridgman, who is also an ISN Artist, and I scanned and prepared the digital files from her original paintings. I have also illustrated articles for Voices of Scleroderma Volume 3.
In February 2008, I retired as ISN News Guide and ISN Scleroderma News Guide, and was promoted to ISN Senior Artist, in recognition of the over 400 photo illustrations I have made for this site. My health has become even more challenging, requiring that I spend most of my time resting and sleeping. But I still always do whatever I can, whenever I am up to it.
Running for SCLERO.ORG: Sponsor Earl Manns in Missoula Marathon, July 13, 2008! I'm running in honor of my daughter Mya, and in memory of Sherrill Knaggs. (Also see Donate Now, Earl Manns, and Sherrill Knaggs)
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Running for SCLERO.ORG: Sponsor Earl Manns in Green Bay Marathon, May 18, 2008! I'm running in honor of my daughter Mya, and in memory of Sherrill Knaggs. (Also see Donate Now, Earl Manns, and Sherrill Knaggs)
Platinum Sponsors: $1,000
Gold Sponsors: $ 500
Silver Sponsors: $100
Boosters: up to $99
Gene and Shelley Ensz
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Mary Ann Zabel
Donors updated 05-30-08, 1:00 AM CT
Running for SCLERO.ORG: Sponsor Earl Manns in Green Bay Marathon, May 18, 2008! I'm running in honor of my daughter Mya, and in memory of Sherrill Knaggs. Posted 05-07-08. (Also see Donate Now, Earl Manns, and Sherrill Knaggs)
The nonprofit International Scleroderma Network thanks the following people for their donation in loving memory of Sherrill Knaggs, longtime ISN volunteer whose inspirational story was the centerpiece of the Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2 book, who passed away on 02-27-08. (Also see Donate in Memory of Sherrill Knaggs and Donations in Memory) Posted 02/27/08.
Gene & Shelley Ensz
Sherrill Knaggs has been promoted to ISN Senior Artist. Her photo art beautifies and illustrates over 400 pages of the ISN's sclero.org website. Sherrill's story is the highlighted patient story in the ISN's Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2 book, and the book series cover illustrations were painted by her mother, ISN Artist Ione Bridgman, when she was in her late 80's. Posted 02-11-08.
The nonprofit International Scleroderma Network extends our thanks to Sherrill Knaggs. Her additional donation helps tackle scleroderma with top notch scleroderma research. Posted 07-12-06.
The International Scleroderma Network thanks Sherrill Knaggs for her comprehensive donation to tackle scleroderma research, support, education and awareness! Posted 07-12-06. (Also see ISN: Comprehensive Donors)
Voices of Scleroderma Volume 3 has just been released, with 100 more new patient and caregiver stories! Contributing professionals include Dr. Marco Matucci-Cerinic and Dr. Irene Miniati (on Systemic Scleroderma), Dr. Fernanda Falcini (on Juvenile Scleroderma), Dr. Tafazzul e-Haque Mahmud, Dr. Laszlo Czirjak (on Scleroderma-Like Disorders), Francisco Castellanos, and Carol Langenfeld. Posted 01-24-06.
The International Scleroderma Network extends our thanks to Sherrill Knaggs for her comprehensive donation. Comprehensive Donors help us deliver a powerhouse of vital information and support services by the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network (ISN) and each comprehensive donation also supports the ISN/SCTC Scleroderma Research Fund for top notch international peer-reviewed research conducted by the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC). It's a win-win way to give! Posted 07-11-05. (Also see ISN Comprehensive Donors)
History of Scleroderma. Scleroderma was first described by Hippocrates around 400 BC. This page also includes information on Paul Klee, and school report resources! By Sherrill Knaggs, ISN History of Scleroderma Guide. New page, 05-09-05.
Sherrill: Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma (New Zealand) I could no longer walk, due to knee contractures. My hands resembled claws. I had elbow contractures and neck contractures, and could not straighten my arms…
Sherrill: My Experience with Anemia Since I became ill with diffuse scleroderma just over eight years ago, I have found that anemia is a quite complex subject…
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