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Local woman battling lupus for nearly 40 years in need of kidney transplant

December 13th, 2013 12:04 am by JENNIFER SPROUSE, NET News Service

Local woman battling lupus for nearly 40 years in need of kidney transplant

Fred and Jill Sauceman. Larry Smith photo.

Jill Sauceman is pretty good at beating the odds.

 When Sauceman was first diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue, doctors told her she would be either be on dialysis, have a kidney transplant or have kidney failure within 10 to 15 years.

 That was almost 40 years ago. 

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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