I am joining thousands of people across the country for the Walk to End Lupus Now®. I hope that you will join me either by lacing up your sneakers on Saturday, November 5, 2022 or by donating to my fundraising page.
Did you know?
Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
Symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
Based on confirmed research, 90% of people living with lupus are women, where women of color are at especially high risk.
What's My Story?
As many of you may or may not know, I have been living with Lupus now for 14 years. My condition has had its ups and downs. To this day, I am still learning about my condition and trying to find ways to continue to deal with this incurable disease. Through education provided by organizations like Lupus Foundation of America, managing my condition by being consistent with medications and doctor appointments, having self-awareness of recognizing when I need to slow down, physical and dietary changes by exercising and avoiding foods that increases inflammation, mental clarity through yoga, mediating and therapy and of course spiritual guidance; I will continue to fight and overcome Lupus because I AM NOT MY DISEASE. As we say in the Lupus community; I have Lupus, but Lupus does not have me.
What Can You Do?
You can make a difference by donating to help me reach my personal fundraising goal and support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus! A generous contribution of $25 or more can make a definite impact.
Lupus is hard to diagnose, but the Lupus Foundation of America is working to make life easier and more comfortable for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus.
Thank you for your generosity!