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Former Otsego Mayor heads to Washington
OTSEGO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The former mayor of Otsego is heading to Washington where he'll work to convince lawmakers to help people like him.
Joel Thompson is battling scleroderma, a rare, chronic tissue disorder that causes a thickening and hardening of the skin and often leads to a prolonged and painful death.
Thompson will speak with lawmakers about the Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act, which would expand research and public awareness about the disease.