S.H.O.U.T. International: Scleros Helping Others Unite Together
SHOUT International Board of Directors would like to express our sadness of the passing of Jovana Gonzalez Placido. Jovana gained her wings when she lost her battle with scleroderma and cancer on June 11, 2021.
Whether you met Jovana through a support group meeting, scleroderma conference or on the street, you knew instantly that she was someone you wanted to get to know. Her beautiful smile and twinkling eyes brought life and joy to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. The aura around her was so clear; you could not help wanting to be with her and talk to her.
It was about a year ago when the Board of Directors first asked her to serve on the Board of SHOUT. Her answer was, “Of course, whatever I can do to help patients. Count me in.”
We at SHOUT are humbled by her selfless ways, her inspiration, her supportiveness, and her warrior mentality. She was always putting others first. She was a God loving human.
When asked to help with a project as SHOUT began to build and reach out to the scleroderma community, Jovana was there. Her passion for life and helping others knew no boundaries.
Those of us at SHOUT and the many lives Jovana touched in one way or another will never be the same without her.
Jovana was the definition of SHOUT. Always helping other scleroderma patients, listening to other’s problems, offering support and encouragement all the way to her last breath.
Please keep her husband Roger, sons Jay Cruz and Donovan Placido, her grandson Adonis Cruz and the rest of her family, friends and scleroderma family in your thoughts and prayers.
Until now, the scleroderma community had no where else to turn to for a little help. Now with S.H.O.U.T. International and your support, patients have the opportunity to purchase essential items.
All the founders of S.H.O.U.T. International are scleros(scleroderma patients) uniting together to help other scleros.
Using GoFundMe campaigns to fundraise along with your generous donations, donors will enable S.H.O.U.T. International to fulfill patients needs.
Patients can come to S.H.O.U.T. for help with
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REIMBURSEMENT
TRAVEL EXPENSES TO SEE SPECIALISTS
ESSENTIAL LIVING EXPENSES
which under the current climate of COVID have become more vital
Who: Anyone who knows a Scleroderma patient that's in need can contact us to receive help.
If you are a Sclero and need help, you can apply.
Where: Scleros can apply online by contacting S.H.O.U.T. International for more detail.
Get your Tax deduction before the END of the year
Generally classified as a rare autoimmune rheumatic disease, scleroderma has no known cause or cure. It affects the skin, blood vessels, joints, tissue, and muscles of the body by causing hardness and tightness. In some, scleroderma only affects the skin. However in many patients it can affect ALL major organs in the body i.e., heart, lungs, kidneys, esophagus, stomach, colon and liver. Scleroderma is a chronic, progressive disease and in its worst form can be FATAL!
Although we cannot take this disease from the patient. We at S.H.O.U.T. can assist with the financial burden for patients who meet the qualification.
Make your Tax deductible contribution TODAY! And help a sclero patient during this pandemic.
Even a small donation can make ALL the difference in the life of a Scleroderma patient in need!
S.H.O.U.T. International is thankful for all of the donors support. We look forward to Helping Other Scleros in need! This was our first GoFundMe charity campaign. Stay tuned for our next campaign and help us continue our mission. Please DONATE on PayPal!
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