My name is Gabby Burns. I am 15 years old and 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Scleroderma. Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease that effects all parts of your body; including the lungs, skin, connective tissues, and others. Currently there is not a cure, only treatment for the symptoms. My life has been affected by Scleroderma, and not in a good way. I have constant problems each day having to battle with Scleroderma, and sadly I'm not the only one. I have been diagnosed with just a moderate case of Scleroderma. It scares me to admit people have to suffer with worse symptoms than I do. This disease doesn't allow me to be a 'normal' kid. I have to remember to take many medications every day and night, during the winter I can't go out in the snow because it's too cold for my skin to handle, I can't even run the mile in gym like everyone else because of the scarring in my lungs. It's not fun to watch others be able to do certain things your not able to, especially when you can't control it.
Please donate to my walking team Gabby's All Stars, to help us find a cure!
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