CJD FOUNDATION MIAMI FOUNDER CELE SARDO
Jun 15, 2009
Greetings CJD Family,
I want to let the old timers, and everyone know, that Cele Sardo, founder of the original CJD Foundation out of Florida, who pioneered support for CJD victims of all types here in the USA first, before the CJD Foundation INC at CWRU took it over, before CJD voice, or CJD watch. Cele passed away this morning about 4 AM. she was my friend, and as twisted as i may seem sometimes, she has always understood my anger. Joe told me that the family will bury Cele in the Kendall area of Miami later this week where Mr. Sardo, Joe's father is buried.Cele lost her husband Joe (Joseph's Father), to sporadic CJD around 1989. Mr. Sardo was 56 when he died from CJD. Cele and and her friend Mayra Lichter did a great job with the CJD Foundation when they had it, and Cele knew too well that the CJD surveillance was lacking here in the USA. Cele Sardo and Mayra Lichter Founded the CJD Foundation originally back in Miami, Florida around 1993, and what an organization of support is was. The Sardo Family has done a _great_ deal for research for CJD. Our thanks go out to them, along with our prayers for the family at this difficult time...
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CELE WAS A SOLDIER IN THE BATTLE TO FIND SUPPORT, TO FIND THE CAUSE, AND TO FIND A CURE FOR ALL FORMS OF CJD, OF ALL AGES. ...
with saddest regards,
i will miss my friend. ...terry