World Scleroderma Day: Scleroderma Will Not Take My Smile!

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by Wendy Henderson |

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This video from the Federation of European Scleroderma Association, in honor of World Scleroderma Day on June 29, features people in a staring competition to see who laughs first. Half of the participants have scleroderma and the message of the film is very simple, “Scleroderma will not take my smile!”.

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World Scleroderma Day is inviting people from all over the world who live with the condition to post a picture or video of themselves smiling and laughing on social media, using the hashtag #ScleroSmile. The hope is that these photos will help raise the profile of the disease and help non-profit organizations put pressure on governments around the world to do more to support research and improve care for those with scleroderma.

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