Researchers from the University of Calgary with an experimental treatment have given a Saskatoon man back his life.
Don Remizowski was diagnosed with severe scleroderma. It's an autoimmune disease that hardens your skin, connective tissue and internal organs. Remizowki's rheumatologist gave him 2 years to live, but then a study on a treatment was discovered and the 44 year old father of 2 and principal with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools was accepted. His treatment included a death date. Remizowski says that's because about 25 per cent of people don't make it. He was given a year's worth of chemo in 3 days and 2 sessions of total body radiation for 3 days. It took a year to recover, and although there are still some issues, Remizowski can now throw a ball to his son. He is back to work full time and doctors believe the severe scleroderma has been halted.