Help MICK SCIONTI get to America for Treatment
$200 raised
3% of $6k goal
1 contributor
5 Years running
Our beautiful Mick has been diagnosed with Diffuse Scleroderma an incurable auto-immune disease. He now has been battling with this disease, whilst getting worse, for 2 years now. It is a rare disease and no money is spent to find a cure. We have ...
Our beautiful Mick has been diagnosed with Diffuse Scleroderma an incurable auto-immune disease. He now has been battling with this disease, whilst getting worse, for 2 years now. It is a rare disease and no money is spent to find a cure. We have found a Doctor willing to help Mick in America who has just successfully treated a male with Diffuse Scleroderma. He believes he can help Mick to. But we can’t get this treatment into Australia. Mick will need to go to America for about 30 days to be treated. While this disease has taken a huge toll on our family with 3 small children, we would love if you could help him get there. Money will be spent to keep him there for approx 30 days (flights, accommodation etc) We believe this is worth a try as Mick is in constant pain each day, he has very limited use of his hands he requires help to be dressed etc. He cant do much for himself and requires most of my time through the day. His skin is hard like stone and feels as though he is wrapped in tape. He dreams of a day when he can play a round of Golf or kick a Footy again. There are a few types of Scleroderma but Mick has the worst type. The severity of diffuse scleroderma varies widely. Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis / Scleroderma is rapidly progressing and affects a large area of the skin and one or more internal organs, frequently the kidneys, oesophagus, heart, and lungs. This form of scleroderma can be quite disabling. There are no treatments for scleroderma itself. Death occurs most often from pulmonary, heart, and kidney complications. In diffuse scleroderma disease, five-year survival is 70%, and 10-year survival is 55%
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