Friends and Supporters

Scleroderma is a complex and little-understood condition. While great strides are being made in managing its complications, there is no cure.

To combat this disease, the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program has developed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of clinical and research rheumatologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists and cardiologists, as well as basic scientists in fibrosis, vascular biology and immunology - all dedicated to delivering world class patient care and support while pioneering cutting-edge multidisciplinary research aimed at reducing suffering, preventing death, and ultimately - finding a cure for scleroderma.

These efforts would not be possible without the generous support of outstanding individuals who share our vision - and who are committed to doing whatever is necessary to help make that vision a reality.

In the below articles, you will find profiles of several of our most distinguished benefactors, each of whom has agreed to share their stories related to dealing with scleroderma. While each of their stories is unique, all of the people featured share two very important things in common: Their lives, or the life of someone they love, have been negatively affected by scleroderma and they have decided to turn their personal experience into an opportunity to help others by supporting our critical research efforts. They are true partners of the research team.

We urge you to read their stories, and hope you will find them enlightening and inspiring. We urge you to consider joining with them in the fight against scleroderma.

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