I came down with pansclerotic morphea when I was thirteen years old. I started losing weight very fast and my feet and hands started swelling. I started getting sores on my feet and could hardly stand.
My first treatment was chemotherapy, then steroids, then light treatment.
It has been about three years and I am starting to gain weight and my skin has gotten better. I can walk, run and do just about anything that I want, thanks to medical treatment.
Email: Withheld by Request
Story edited 08-29-06 JTD
Story posted 10-23-06 SLE
ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
Types of Scleroderma
What is Scleroderma?
We have the world's best supporters! See ISN News.
SCLERO.ORG is the world's leading nonprofit for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses. We are a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation, established in 2002. Meet Our Team. Donations may also be mailed to: