Honestly, it still is such an unknown disease. I have only ever heard it referred to by members of my husband’s side of the family. More research needs to be done to understand this disease, and to find a cure. The only way for researchers to get the resources they need is to spread the word. The more people that know about this disease, then more of a push for research will happen.
The symptoms can be staggering ranging from calcium deposits to muscle and joint pain to fatigue. This can be incredibly scary when someone is first diagnosed, not knowing exactly what the disease is about. It certainly is not as common as heart disease or high blood pressure.
Spreading the word that June is Scleroderma Awarenss Month seemed like a no-brainer to me. Any more attention that we can bring to this disease is important.
We definitely do not want people to feel isolated when they are diagnosed with this disease. There are treatment centers and support groups available. If you suffer from this disease, you should know that you are not alone.
I challenge you to take the pledge to spread awareness of this disease this month. Will you take a moment to sign the pledge here? And visit the Thunderclap below to spread the word on how we can fight this disease together?