27
MAY
2020

Katie Kinson

As a young girl, Katie Kinson loved watching “Say Yes to the Dress.” She would grab her mother, Edie, get some popcorn, and they’d have a great time...
27
MAY
2020

Kaylee Renee

Kaylee Renee’s future looked limitless in 2019. At just 7 years old, she had become an ambassador for Justice, the popular girls’ clothing line, and was a social...
27
MAY
2020

Kheesa Jones, 40

In 2005, Khessa Jones started having symptoms she couldn’t explain. But she wouldn’t discover her diagnosis until the following year – after the birth of her...
27
MAY
2020

Lia Young

Almost three years ago, the primary doctor on Lia Young’s transplant team told her, in no uncertain terms, she was going to die. But very, very fortunately…
27
MAY
2020

Mary Tanealian, 66

Since 1999, Mary Tanealian has been determined to not let scleroderma stop her. Identifying as an exceptionally independent person, this disease forced her...
27
MAY
2020

Michael F. Bessert, 62

In August 2013, Michael was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma limited, then re-diagnosed with diffuse the following October. Almost immediately, he...
27
MAY
2020

Michelle Gray

Michelle Gray was an active working mother when she was first diagnosed with scleroderma on November 11, 2016. From that day on, her life began to...
27
MAY
2020

Nancy Bader, 55

Ten years ago, Nancy was a runner, skier, golfer, scuba diver, computer technician and database developer. She lived in a small town, enjoying all aspects of...
27
MAY
2020

Rowena Lou A. Sia-Ortiz, 48

Rowena has been a scleroderma warrior for 14 years. But first and foremost, she’s a mom. “Despite being a single mother with scleroderma, I was able to send...
27
MAY
2020

Sophie Anne Seaman, 8

While scleroderma most commonly occurs between the ages of 30 and 50, this disease doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone… even a 7-year-old child...