Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
STILL AUSTIN WHISKEY CO., 440 St. Elmo Street, Austin, TX 78745 www.SJSyndrome.com Austin's own Bob Schneider headlines the inaugural STOP THE BURN GALA benefiting SJ Syndrome of Texas (SJSTX). SJSTX leads the way the world becomes aware, understands, treats, and defeats Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). SJS is a rare yet fatal reaction to medication that literally burns the skin and mucous membranes, leaving many survivors blind. Local entrepreneur, SJS survivor, and creator of Handana (www.MyHandana.com), Katie Niemeyer, started the non-profit to help stop SJS from burning others.
Niemeyer, age 16, spent 3 weeks in a burn unit with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
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