The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.

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Hope Altman
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Molly Altman
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David 'Dave' Altman
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Annie Altman
Chris Demetral ...
Alan Altman
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Ken Altman
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Laura Altman
Alexandra Purvis ...
Audrey Altman
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Jennifer
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Sharon Monsky ...
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Nurse Stark
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Mandy McKeen ...
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The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.

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In three months, she'll hardly recognize her own face. In six months, she won't be able to use her hands. In a year, she'll need a miracle. But the disease that is so ravaging her body can never destroy her spirit. See more »

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17 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Au-delà des maux  »

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The film is based on the actual experiences of the director Bob Saget, whose sister Gay died 2 years after the diagnosis of scleroderma. See more »

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My Funny Valentine
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Sung by Sheryl Crow
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Bob Saget tells the story of his sister Gay (Hope in the movie) and her struggles with the disease Scleroderma
23 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very sad movie, but Scleroderma is a very sad disease. This movie shows an accurate portrayal of what Scleroderma can do to a person and while it can be scary, it can also make those who have health or even have a milder form of the disease realize how precious life is. I have had Scleroderma since I was a child and every time I watch this movie it makes me feel grateful that I am still alive as well as hope for the future and the possibility of finding a cure. I thank Bob Saget for telling his sister's story in this movie so as to inform others of this terrible disease. I also hope that this story will touch the hearts of those who see it and that information will be passed on so as to possibly help find a cure.


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