World Scleroderma Day
World Scleroderma Day #WorldSclerodermaDay is on 29th June.
Scleroderma is a rare, chronic disease of the immune system, blood vessels and connective tissue. 2.5 million people worldwide have scleroderma, and in the UK there are 12,000 people diagnosed.
It is an autoimmune condition, meaning the immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy tissue in the body. It is a severe condition and can be fatal.
Put 29th June in your diary and get involved in World Scleroderma Day.
Diane shares her story of systemic scleroderma below: