Support Resources

It is Scleroderma Atlantic’s objective to provide up to date and relevant information and helpful resources for the scleroderma community. 

These resources are of primary interest to those living with scleroderma, caregivers, family members, medical professionals, healthcare students, and those with an interest in scleroderma. 

This page features links to a variety of external resources as well as Scleroderma Atlantic resources. 

The information and resources included on this page do not constitute medical advice. Always discuss any changes to your treatments or medications with your doctor first.

Tya’s Story

Feb 2, 2023 My name is Tya Broussard. I live in Nova Scotia. My journey with health struggles started back in 2009 when I was

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Rylan’s Story

June 20th, 2022 My name is Rylan and I am 15 years old. When I was 7, I was diagnosed with two incurable rare diseases:

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Kevin’s Story

April 18, 2022 My name is Kevin Collins and I am from Hare Bay, Newfoundland. I had been experiencing symptoms since the fall of 2016

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The David Shea Memorial Patient Support Fund

Scleroderma treatments can often lead to difficult, unexpected expenses for items such as medications, treatments, and travel to appointments. It is recognized that expenses such as these can place a significant burden on scleroderma patients to the point where they opt out of recommended treatments.

To assist with these financial hardships Scleroderma Atlantic has established a patient support program in memory of David Shea.This fund provides financial assistance to individuals living with scleroderma who incur expenses related to the treatment of scleroderma and/or its related symptoms.

Multimedia Resources

CBC Mainstreet NS Interview

About 500 people in Nova Scotia live with scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disorder that affects the skin and internal organs. Host Jeff Douglas is joined

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Research Highlights

Patient Support Resources

Spin-Share Platform: How To Register

Supporting people living with scleroderma from around the world by providing rehabilitation and psychosocial online programs free-of-charge. To have access to Spin Online toolkits, login

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Educational Handbook

This booklet contains key information, tips and guidelines to help you better understand scleroderma and its effects. It covers the following topics: What is Scleroderma?

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