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Valya Janerico

Valya Janerico

Thank you for visiting my page!

As you might know, the fight against sarcoidosis is a cause that is important to us. This disease makes everyday simple activities difficult. I have witnessed one of our family members come home extremely tired after a normal day at the office and this disease can make it difficult to breath on a daily basis. As students that are currently seniors in high school it is difficult to have to watch one of our mothers struggle with this disease.

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.

We 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 our 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 us reach our goal. Together, we can Stop Sarcoidosis!

- Sophia and Valya


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