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Vicky .. Patient Expert

Anderson, South Carolina
Hi, I am a mom with two toddlers living with a recently diagnosed autoimmune disease called Sjogren's Syndrome. This is causing my kidneys to fail and I am currently in the process of looking for a live donor to give me the gift of life through transplant. I write about my experiences as a mom... Full Bio
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