Welcome to Cindy Schlett's Member Page
Member Since:  February, 2015
Total Raised:  $0.00
Thank you for visiting my Cure Crew page! I was diagnosed with scleroderma in March of 1995. My wonderful husband, Jerry and I had been married for 12 years. Our son, Chad was 3 and our daughter, Sammie was 1. Wow how 20 years flies by!! Jerry & I have been very blessed with a deep love for one another and our children. Chad is now 23, loving living in Chicago, working for Rothschild Investments and continues to be goal driven studying for his CFA exams. Sam graduates in May from Xavier and is beginning her search for a teaching position. She will be a very caring kindergarten or first grade teacher. We are fortunate Chad & Sam love sharing their lives with us and we always have a lot of fun together. In the past Jerry and I have hosted three fundraisers for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Together with friends and family we raised quite a bit of money. We had a dinner boat cruise on Lake Erie, a party picnic at the Ohio Veterans Home Shelter House in Sandusky and a dinner/dance at Plum Brook Country Club in Sandusky. It has been quite a few years since we have had a fundraiser. I would like to do something to celebrate my 20 years with the disease but I am not yet sure what we will do. I have been very fortunate my scleroderma has not progressed as severely as so many others. We need to continue to support research for every scleroderma patient. Please join me in the fight against scleroderma. Every contribution we make together is an investment toward a cure. Supporting my Cure Crew efforts will enable the Scleroderma Research Foundation to fund research that will find improved therapies and, ultimately, a cure for people living with scleroderma.

What is scleroderma?
Scleroderma is much more than ‘hard skin,’ as its name implies. Chronic, complex and debilitating, it can affect the internal organs with life-threatening consequences. Depending on the subtype of illness, scleroderma can damage the joints, muscles, lungs, kidneys, vasculature and gastrointestinal tract with grave results. Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease. It is not contagious and not directly hereditary. Scientists don’t yet know what causes it and until a cure is found, medical research is the key to developing improved treatments that will help patients live longer, fuller lives.

What is the SRF?
The Scleroderma Research Foundation is the nation’s leading nonprofit investor in medical research aimed at finding improved therapies and a cure for people living with scleroderma. A growing number of supporters have allowed the Foundation to invest millions of dollars in the most promising medical research. One hundred percent of the Foundation’s revenue comes from generous individuals who recognize that they can make a difference.

Your support is vital and, together, we will find a cure.