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Elaine Harris

All of us with the Sjögren’s Foundation are saddened to lose our beloved founder, our inspiration, and a great advocate for Sjögren’s patients. Elaine K. Harris started the Foundation in 1983 after her diagnosis with Sjögren’s and her recognition of patients' unmet need for understanding and support. With her husband Herb by her side, she managed the organization from her "kitchen table" and started a support network that grew to stretch from coast to coast, bringing Sjögren’s patients together for the first time.


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