In November of 2002, she became ill again and this time they told her it was scleroderma. By this time her fingers were stiff and turning black. She was admitted to Broward General Hospital in Florida on December 5, 2002. She died April 8, 2003 from advanced scleroderma.
She had this disease from 2001 without the doctors realizing it.
Story edited 10-25-06 JTD
Story posted 11-15-06 SLE
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