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Kendall: Morphea Scleroderma

In August 2001, I found a small purple thing on my hip.

Yellow Hibiscus for Kendall by Ione Bridgman, ISN Artist My name is Kendall. I am sixteen years old and a sophomore in high school. In August 2001, I found a small purple thing on my hip. Then I thought it was just a bruise. Every time I looked at it, it seemed to be larger.

I began to get scared and questioned my parents. It started to change colors and shapes, and made a hole in my side. After four months, I finally saw my family doctor.

They sent me to a dermatologist, who diagnosed me with Morphea Scleroderma. I was so scared and confused, I had no idea what it was. I have had this indentation in my side for almost a year now, and I have gotten to the point where I do not even pay attention to it.

I live my life knowing that each day is a blessing, and I thank God that I am still here with my family.

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Kendall
New email address needed 05-01-08 SLE
Old Email Prefix: Kinkle22
Story posted 4-19-02

Story Artist: Ione Bridgman
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