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This fundraiser ended on 12/20/10

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This is the Kim's Cause fundraising page to help Kim Banning-Bohmann in her lifesaving fight with Limited Scleroderma.

Kim Banning-Bohmann is in urgent need of our help. Kim has been diagnosed with a rare, debilitating, and sometimes fatal disease called Limited Scleroderma. This autoimmune disease, which causes rampant collagen production in the body, first stiffens and immobilizes extremities such as the hands and feet. If unchecked, this disease can progress to the internal organs, and sometimes lead to death. In Kim's case, this disease has already progressed through her hands, arms, feet and legs. Recently, her esophagus has become affected. Further advancement of this disease into other internal organs could be fatal. Kim's disease is progressing very rapidly, and her doctors have indicated that immediate treatment is needed.

The good news is that Northwestern University's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, has developed a very successful treatment that "re-boots" the immune system, ceasing the over-production of collagen, and significantly reverses damage to hands, feet and internal organs. Kim has gone to Memorial Hospital for testing, and is a candidate to enter this treatment program.

Kim's insurance has made an exception due to her dire need and has agreed to pay for her treatment, although FDA approval is still pending. Yeah!

So now Kim's Cause can focus on raising money for misc. medical costs, living and travel expenses, and other incidentals over the three month duration of her treatment.

Please help Kim, Glenn and their family with the financial burden of their upcoming expenses for Kim's treatment. Your donation will help Kim get the lifesaving treatment that she needs to help her to get back to taking care of her family, running the family business, and just living life.
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