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Sarcoidosis needs a cure!

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THE STORY:

Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause that leads to inflammation. This disease affects your body’s organs. Normally, your immune system defends your body against foreign or harmful substances. For example, it sends special cells to protect organs that are in danger. These cells release chemicals that recruit other cells to isolate and destroy the harmful substance. Inflammation occurs during this process. Once the harmful substance is gone, the cells and the inflammation go away. In people who have sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesn't go away. Instead, some of the immune system cells cluster to form lumps called granulomas in various organs in your body. This disease leads to pain and many more problems with long term health. It can go into remission but will never go away. This is something that has affected my life daily for many years now. I dont talk about it much to people to tell you the truth its because not many people will understand. Please help me raise money for research on this much unknown illness.

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