BENILDA GOMEZ-MENDOZA is a 68-year-old mother of 3 who has a rare disease of DERMATOMYOSITIS. The disease is diagnosed in 2-10 people per million each year. It is a type of inflammatory myopathy characterized by inflammatory and degenerative changes of the muscles and skin. It is an auto immune disease in where the body’s natural defenses against invading organisms suddenly begin to attack perfectly healthy tissue for unknown reasons, leading to inflammation or swelling. THERE'S NO CUR FOR THIS CONDITION, but symptoms can be managed.
She is now in CRITICAL CONDITION in the hospital for two weeks due to PNEUMONIA and is on mechanical ventilator and now in dialysis. She’s still awake and fighting. We need additional funds to continue her treatment like her hospital expenses and dialysis expenses. Any amount will be of great help. Thank you in advance and God bless.