Life with Scleroderma: Dawn’s Determination

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Scleroderma, a chronic autoimmune disease, occurs when the body creates too much collagen which causes connective tissues in the skin and internal organs to tighten and become hard. The disease mainly affects women between the ages of 30 and 50, but children and men can also develop scleroderma. There are approximately 2.5 million people worldwide with the condition.

Read ten important symptoms of scleroderma here. 

In this Park Triangle Productions video shared in 2011, Dawn Rone explains how her life changed since her scleroderma diagnosis but she vows to continue fighting and living.

Discover seven complications of scleroderma here.

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