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Nancy Szakacsy MS. LMFT is the Founder of D.R.E.S.S.Syndrome.Org and The D.R.E.S.S. Family Community. She is the mother of Hannah and Samson, and she started D.R.E.S.S.Syndrome.Org after Hannah's death from Minocycline induced D.R.E.S.S. with multiple organ failure and myocarditis in 2011. She has been a one-woman warrior in a fight to create awareness and her 30 years serving as a psychotherapist has greatly helped in the support of our D.R.E.S.S. Family Community. Now, it is a thriving interactive site with approx 600 contributors and 122 cases reported. Nancy's book "Hannah Was Here: D.R.E.S.S. an alarm that must be heard" tells the heartbreaking story of Hannah's illness.
Tasha Tolliver, Co-Founder of D.R.E.S.S.Syndrome.Org. and mother of Izzy and Ava, joined this effort after Izzy's death from D.R.E.S.S. in 2015. She is working with the HHV-6 Foundation and several doctors internationally to aid in their research and push forward the agenda of getting protocols in place for proper testing and diagnosis in suspected D.R.E.S.S cases.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING
We're two mothers minus two daughters lost to DRESS Syndrome. Our girls, Hannah and Izzy, were both prescribed antibiotics for acne (Minocyline and Bactrim) from which they developed and eventually died from complications of D.R.E.S.S. Had information like this been available, it might have saved their lives. The only answer now is to do the best we can to help others.