About Katrina's Future
FEBRUARY IS RAYNAUDS AWARENESS MONTH. The aim is to highlight the problems associated with Raynaud's. 10 million people in the UK are affected by Raynaud's and it can affect anyone of any age.
For more information visit www.raynauds.org.uk or send Kat a question on twitter @katrinasfuture.
Katrina’s Future started with a short term fundraising goal of £100,000 to enable Katrina to receive a Stem Cell Transplant in the US.
Now that the short term goal has been achieved and Kat has returned to the UK, Katrina's Future will continue to work towards its long term goal of helping others with Scleroderma. Kat will now put her staggering drive and energy into raising awareness, supporting research and accelerating this treatment into the UK. Working with Help for Heroes, UK Stem Cell Foundation and The Raynauds and Scleroderma Association Katrina's Future will provide help and support for thousands of individuals with prolonged suffering.
This year Kat would like to host and run a residential weekend for Scleroderma patients. If successful this weekend will provide a fun and relaxing environment for people to meet other people with similar issues. It will enable scleroderma patients to connect, support and educate one another in a safe and friendly environment.
If you are interested in attending or know someone who is then please get in touch.
In order to achieve this we need your help! Please continue to support us in our aim to help others.
Katrina was exposed to Depleted Uranium whilst serving in Iraq in 2003. In 2008 she was diagnosed with Systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma.) In 2014 she travelled to America to undergo a Hematopoietic Stem Cell transplant (HSCT.)Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant is a treatment aimed at "rebooting" the immune system in order to stop progression of the disease.Chemo wipes out the bad instructions; your own stem cells from your own blood grow a new immune system.
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