BENEFITING: BOSTON FOUNDATION FOR SIGHT
Boston Foundation for Sight, a pioneer in sight-restoring treatment of children and adults blinded by corneal disease, will host its fifth annual event for survivors of Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
SJS randomly strikes an estimated 2,000 people in the U.S. every year. 1 in 7 will die. There is not one clear cause, but SJS is thought to arise from a disorder of the immune system. SJS begins as a rash that can quickly develop into life-threatening, burn-like lesions that appear on the skin and mucous membranes, including the eyes.
SJS Care Week (August 4 - 8, 2014) brings survivors together to receive sight-saving treatment and peer-to-peer support. Participants travel from all over the world for the event, and financial assistance is available to reduce barriers to treatment.
Help BFS help SJS survivors who live with the physical and emotional scars of SJS for the rest of their lives. Give today.