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Teamwork in the face of illness

Dear Editor:Thank you for the informative article about Su Simmons and her battle with systemic sclerosis scleroderma (“A little help from my friends,” June 28). Her courage, grace and strong spirit throughout the past decade with this vicious disease has been an inspiration to all of us close to her.I would like to personally thank Dr. David Davis and his technician, Chris Figge of Resort Med, Mobile Physicians for helping Su and DAG (Donors Anonymous Group) when we were desperately looking for a hyperbaric chamber. Dr. Davis donated his chamber, a Vitaeris 320, an oxygen concentrator and his technician’s time to come from Edwards to assist Su for a three-week period while we were raising the funds to buy it. I would also like to thank our Anonymous donors who bought the chamber and concentrator from Dr. Davis until DAG could pay it off.Though there is no cure for scleroderma at this time, through awareness and continuous research, more people (like Su) can survive medical odds and have hope while living with chronic autoimmune-system illnesses.Lisa Amador DiMentoDonors Anonymous GroupBasalt

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