Valerie Eaton
Valerie Eaton's Fundraiser

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Help us find the cure for Dupuytren disease

Welcome to my Fundraising page!

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare form of Dupuytren disease called Ledderhose - a connective tissue disease. Rather than affect the hand, this form of the disease affects the foot. While I can still walk, I no longer go for runs, hike, walk a golf course, play squash or singles in tennis. Even standing at a concert or walking around a city is not enjoyable. 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 one series of radiation therapy to slow down and hopefully halt the disease. Additionally, I'm very active helping others who have Ledderhose 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.