It's getting cold! Many kids with scleroderma experience Raynaud's phenomenon and are very sensitive to cold temperatures. Your contribution will help our efforts to to find better treatments and improve their quality of life.
Our specimens need to stay frosty to remain stable for research. Your donation will help us collect more specimens that are essential for innovative pediatric scleroderma research.
A single snowflake often signals more is on the way! Your contribution will help us study how the smallest changes in the immune system signal improvement or flares of scleroderma.
It takes many snowflakes to make a flurry! Scleroderma is a complex condition with many forms and symptoms. Your contribution will help us gain understanding of these complexities and develop new treatments.
Here in Pittsburgh, many kids enjoy a good snowball fight. Kids with scleroderma have immune systems in constant battle with the disease. Your contribution will help us discover indicators of flares so that we can treat aggressively and minimize symptoms.
There are not many things colder than an icicle, except the freezer we hope to purchase! This special freezer has a temperature of -80 degrees Celsius (-112 degrees Fahrenheit), which is close to the coldest temperature ever recorded on earth. This temperature keeps our precious blood samples stable for cutting-edge research.
Snowstorms often arrive without warning and the same is true for pediatric-onset scleroderma. The Pediatric Scleroderma Registry also collects blood from healthy individuals to understand differences in the blood and immune system. Your contribution will help us to develop new methods of diagnosing scleroderma faster and easier.
Blizzards make a BIG impact, and so can you! Contributions at this level will support our efforts to #stopscleroderma and have a positive impact on the lives of many kids for years to come!