Tremia Denise Appling
Nominated By: Johnnie Sue Todd
Tremia has been ill many years and was diagnosed with Lupus 10 years ago. She had a stem cell transplant, harvested from herself, in Chicago almost two years ago, but all symptoms have returned.
She is handicapped with lung damage, vasculitis, vision loss in one eye and thyroid and adrenal problems. Within months after her stem cell transplant she lost all the skin off of her face, leaving her face blood raw for months. She still has complications. She had weight gain from high dose steroid which brought on diabetes. She is now on chemo and IVIG for the immune system, and has been on chemo before and after the stem cell transplant.
Her heater is 19 years old, and having problems. Due to high medical bills she owes, winning this would be a blessing.