Help us find the cure for Dupuytren disease
Welcome to my Fundraising page!
Four years ago, I was diagnosed with dupuytrens disease a connective tissue disease. It progressed to the point I needed surgery to correct my bent fingers. Most of you know the results were not optimal, fingers bending in again. I have it in my other hand now. Early this year I started getting this in my feet .I can still walk, it is painful and mentally draining knowing it will get worse and there is no cure. I had to leave my job of over thirty years, unexpectedly and unprepared.One thing I immediately learned is that because it's a rare disease, no doctors really know anything about it and there is little, if any, focus on treatment or a cure. I've already undergone two rounds of radiation therapy to slow down and hopefully halt the disease. Additionally, I'm very active helping others who have Ledderhose and dupuytrens navigate the possible treatments as well as lending a sympathetic ear. Unfortunately for my children, the disease is genetic although none of my parents or their relatives show any signs of it.
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for helping to find the cure.
Thank you in advance for your kindness.