Sunday, June 14, 2009
I will continue the fight!
Through the advice of my family and friends, i have decided to keep this blog and continue to post. It may not be daily postings, but I will try to keep this going. I have been feeling this past week that in some way I have let everyone down, particularly my Scleroderma brothers and sisters who are fighting this fight with me. This stem cell transplant was not only for myself but for all of the other men, women, and children (yes, even children are afflicted with this disease)who suffer and struggle every day of their lives. I was hoping to bring us one step closer to a cure. If I could have been a subject for this clinical trial to help science find that cure I would have. I will continue to fight this disease with dignity and Donna and I will continue to look for alternative methods. I am optimistic that someday there will be a cure. If any of my Sclero brothers and sisters out there are reading this, please consider taking that chance to help find a cure not only for yourself but for others who suffer like us. Dr. Richard Burt should be commeneded for his work in stem cell transplant therapy. He is a compassionate human being who believes in his work and he was heart broken to give me the news that this would not be a possibility for me. If anyone wants more information on his work and Northwestern Memorials program, please email me. We have sent people to the moon, I know we can find a cure for this! Remember that June is National Scleroderma Awareness month. Stay strong to live long!