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Fundraiser for Histoplasmosis

Date posted - March 26, 2014

Hey, I am a Sheldon college student who has a big dream to help raise awareness of a disease I personally have that not many people know about around the world, called histoplasmosis.


This is a disease that can be fatal if not properly treated, and often gets misdiagnosed. It is a fungul infection in the lungs that enlarges the lymph nodes in the chest and they stay enlarged and inflamed for a very long time. People with this disease are very ill. Once a treatment is started, The person can live a normal life, but health can change on a dime. Healthy one moment, and very ill and in the hospital the next. It is very frustrating way to live and that is why I want to help raise awareness and educate people on this disease. I have dreams of raising awareness by writing information articles for newspapers, and magazines, using these funds. Also the fund can go to researching more about this disease to try to come up with a vaccine for it through a program in NY. I am so excited to be able to do this, and so motivated to be able to help others who are going through the same thing I am. To get this dream started I am selling tshirts for my illness called histoplasmosis. i want to be able to spread awareness and explain to people how dangerous ghis is. please get a shirt at i am doing a fundraiser to help raise awarenes for my lung disease. I am selling tshirts. if you could please help me raise the money i neeed to educate the world on what histo is and how fatal it could be if not treated. please visit this website


It would mean a lot if people of this town, can help me so I can help others

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3 Responses to “Fundraiser for Histoplasmosis”

  1. Lee Ann says:

    It used to be an illness known around the Mississippi river valley area. But practically unknown here. More people in this area are being diagnosed with this fungus. When people first started getting ill with this, the doctors in this area didn’t know anything about it. And tried treating it as pneumonia over and over, which does not help these people sick with histoplasmosis. We all need to become aware of this illness.

  2. Mom3 says:

    You sound like an amazing young woman. You have turned something that for yourself could be a big negative into a positive. God has given you the courage and the voice to make a difference in the world. I don’t have money to spare right now but you and your cause will be in my prayers.

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