has spoken out on World Sjögren's Syndrome Awareness Day on Monday (July 23) to give new hope to thousands of undiagnosed sufferers.Stephen McPhail
Macca told of his challenge to cope with Sjögren's Syndrome, with symptoms which can include dry eyes, eye damage, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain and fatigue.
help group, and are supporting their vital work by broadcasting a YouTube interview with fellow sufferer, Association chairman Linda Stone.British Sjögren's Syndrome AssociationHe and Cardiff City have joined up with the
The clip, recorded this month at Cardiff City's Vale Training Ground, can be viewed on the BSSA and here on the Club's Official website.
, tells people where to go and how to fight it, and advises: "GVenus WilliamsIn the short video, Stephen, who has been supported by fellow sufferer ood help is available, you just have to ask."
Fancy a Cuppa Day.The British Sjögren's Syndrome Association help will be highlighted on the World Day. In the UK, supporters led by patron Eleanor Bron are using traditional methods to fundraise to support research and help, by encouraging people to hold coffee mornings and afternoon teas under the banner
said: "Our Linda StoneBritish Sjögren's Syndrome Association chairman aim is to support patients and their carers and provide education to health care professionals and the public to try and improve diagnosis and treatment for sufferers.
"We are encouraging people to join in a 'Fancy a Cuppa', by organising coffee mornings or afternoon teas, to raise awareness, and support research. Get involved - we need you."
For details of a Sjögren's group near you, see the association'sFor more information on Sjögren's Syndrome, you can call a helpline 0121 478 1133 from 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.0121 478 0222.or call CLICKING HEREwebsite by
Stephen McPhail is pictured here with fellow Sjögren's Syndrome supporter and Club Physiotherapist, Adam Rattenberry.