This page tells the story of how Sharon Filip contracted Valley Fever and how it motivated her to start the organization Valley Fever Survivor.
Sharon became seriously ill with Valley Fever in October 2001 after a short trip to Arizona. The severity of the illness even triggered a near-death experience for her. A condensed version of her Valley Fever story is written below. A complete account of these events will appear in an upcoming book. For readers looking for Sharon’s bio, brief biographies of the founders of Valley Fever Survivor are available at this separate link.