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See Why She's Spreading the Word About Scleroderma-Associated ILD

In 2018, Queen Latifah lost her mother to scleroderma-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD). Continue reading to learn more about this disease and Queen Latifah's fight to raise awareness.

What is Scleroderma-Associated ILD?

Sometimes scleroderma causes scarring of the lungs, called scleroderma-associated ILD. This disease may make breathing difficult. Scleroderma-associated ILD can also be progressive, which means it worsens over time.

Queen Latifah's Fight to Raise Awareness of Scleroderma-Associated ILD

Queen Latifah is a dedicated hip-hop artist, actress, and producer. But now, she’s also dedicating herself to the fight against scleroderma-associated ILD after losing her mother, Rita, to the disease in 2018. Today, Queen Latifah and her cousin Tina are working hard to raise awareness about scleroderma-associated ILD to help others avoid the challenges Rita faced. Hear more about their experience in this video.

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