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Adriana Buckner

Adriana Buckner

Thank you for visiting my page!

As you might know, the fight against sarcoidosis is a cause that is important to me.

I was diagnosed June 2008, It took about a year to get to my diagnoses; I was afraid and felt alone. I have Sarcoid in my lacrimal gland which confirmed my diagnoses, followed by a PET Scan which confirmed it in my heart, brain and lungs. I was broken, 18 years old thinking I had my whole life in front of me; my dreams and goals became distorted. I was told I needed a A-ICD (pacemaker) just in case because, Cardiac Sarcoid is still relatively new and being studied. Every day still I find myself questioning whether I'll ever be able to go to college, obtain a profession that comfortably suits me as the individual that I am. I work but, its very difficult I am in constant pain and it just makes me discouraged that I'll ever live a "Normal" life. Around 19, I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy and told I'd never be able to drive. At 20, I went to a program that helped disabled youth get back in the workforce. Finally, I am a productive citizen. A dream Job at the Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia. HR Assistant. What could go wrong... I found out not only was I out of remission but the sarcoid had spread to my nervous system causing Fibromylagia and I was also diagnosed with something called Sacroilitis. I back to square one. Now that I have accepted this is my life and I will live it to the best of my abilities and I will NEVER give up. I am now going to try to help others as much as I can. I will Spread the knowledge about anything I am knowledgeable of. Sarcoidosis is a disease that been affecting our communities for centuries! yet, its still not known and as long as no one knows of this plague known as Sarcoidosis not much help or research can be done. I need for all my family and friends to help me spread this as far as it can go to inform people. Help me save our future.

Sarcoidosis is a rare, often chronic inflammatory disorder that causes the formation of granulomas, or clumps of inflammatory cells. This can occur in almost any organ in the body, most commonly affecting the lungs, lymph nodes, skin and eyes. While this disease affects as many as 200,000 Americans, there is currently no known cure and treatment options are limited and often ineffective.

I have chosen to support the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) by fundraising for Team KISS!

KISS stands for Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis, and that’s what you'll be doing by supporting my page. FSR is the leading nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and improving care and treatment options for sarcoidosis patients. The funds all go directly to FSR and their programs for improving patient education, supporting patients and their caretakers, and of course, funding research to find better treatment options and one day, a cure.

Please consider helping me reach my goal. Together, we can Stop Sarcoidosis!

- Adriana

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